Summer is now in full swing and the holiday festive season has arrived, for many South Africans, this means long lazy days, cooling down in the pool with a glass of Rosé in hand and day drinking without a care in the world. December is without a doubt Rosé month (As it's when I consume the most Rosé humanly possible).
These are my Top 10 most "SMASHABLE" South Africa Rosés, that you and your loved ones should be enjoying this summer, 100 % Wine Fox approved.
MY TOP 10 SOUTH AFRICAN Rosé
1. The Fox and The Flamingo Full Bodied Rosé 2017 ~ Black Elephant Vintners
Tasting notes: Bright ruby red in colour, with hints of sweet, tangy citrus, blackcurrant and mango in addition to savoury flavours such as leather, tobacco, and bell pepper. For all of those robust flavours, this rosé is crisp and creamy with balance acidity and lingering taste of blood orange and white peaches.
Buy Here: The Fox and The Flamingo
2. BRO-ZAY ROSÉ ~ Spider Pig
Cultivar: 50% Pinotage, 20% Colombar and a bouquet of various other delicious cultivars
Tasting Notes: Crisp, light and fruity, light mid palate, Turkish delight, candy floss and strawberry flavours. Dry fresh finish.
Buy here: BRO-ZAY
3. Pink Pony ~ Cavalli
Tasting Notes: The nose is teeming with raspberry, red currant and sweet honeysuckle, rounded out by a welcome earthy undertone. The mouthfeel is crisp with a refreshing aftertaste on the palate.
Buy here: Pink Pony
4. Lace ~ Almenkerk
Cultivar: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Aromas of ripe strawberry & watermelon
Buy here: Lace
5. Elgin Vintners Rosé
Tasting Notes: Fresh strawberries, cranberries and pomegranate on the nose will entice you to sip and further enjoy this delightful dry Merlot Rose. An enchanting combination of strawberries and watermelon supported by a lively acidity smoothed by hints of vanilla will have you reaching for more. Soft and creamy, nicely balanced fruit and acidity with oodles of charm.
6. South Hill Rosé
Tasting Notes: This wine has enticing aromas of strawberry and tropical fruit with a soft palate and clean finish.
Buy Here: South Hill
7. BIG FLOWER ~ Botanica
Tasting Notes: A fresh rosé wine with complex aromas, textured strawberry and red berry on the palate with a lingering finish that works extremely well with food.
Price: R 140
Buy Here: Big Flower
8. Kleine Zalze Cinsault Rosé
Tasting Notes: Vibrant aromas of strawberry and stone fruit give way to a fresh palate with good acidity and an elegant finish.
Price: R 77
Buy Here: Kleine Zalze
9. Villiera Tradition Rosé Brut CV
Cultivar: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinotage
Tasting Notes: A cascade of fresh strawberry and sun-kissed fruit flavours whirl around the palate, performing with wonderful finesse and mouth-filling intensity. The Tradition Brut Rosé concludes its sensational performance on the palate with a long finish that leaves a lingering aftertaste.
Buy Here: Villiera Tradition Rosé
10. Le Lude Rosé
Cultivar: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: Its enchanting colour leads to berry and citrus flavours, enhanced by a textured and creamy mouth-feel.
Price: R 292.99
Buy Here: Le Lude Rosé
Some of my top Rosé memories of 2018, cannot wait to make more in the new year