Cape Mentelle Rose 2016
Appearance: Delicate watermelon hue with pale rose edges. Nose: Bright strawberry and cream and cranberry fruit with complex rose water, candied melon and lemon basil notes. Palate: The attack is fresh and reminiscent of the crunch of pomegranates and cranberries. The mid-palate is creamy and generous with notes of ripe watermelon and pink grapefruit zest with just a hint of juniper spice that adds nobility. A line of ripe citrusy acidity drives the palate to a long vinous finish that lets all the near-saline minerality of the terroir shine through. Food Pairing: A very versatile wine that will match the simplest to the most elaborate dishes with a presence that can take plenty of spice and herbs accompaniment. The 2016 Rose makes us crave sushis, sardines a la plancha, sautéed spicy squid, an array of tapas and scallops with cream foam.
Wine EnthusiastThis rosé blend of Grenache and Shiraz comes across as slightly herbal and grassy, with hints of thyme and eucalypt over ripe strawberry fruit. It's medium in body, with mouthwatering citrus notes on the finish.