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Graham Beck 'Brut Rose' Brut Rose NV
$22.40$16.95
Decanter 93
"Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were pressed together, fermented in stainless steel and aged on the gross lees before spending four and a half years on tirage. Fresh redcurrants and an edge of pepper spice on the nose, more air revealing notes of rhubarb and blood orange peel that become stronger as the wine warms up. The body is beautifully light, almost ethereal and yet shows a lovely concentration of tart red flavours. Very elegant ... read more
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Shelf Location — 18c
Size:750mL (bubbly)
Alcohol by vol:12%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#10663
Location at store:18c
Item Description
Decanter 93
"Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were pressed together, fermented in stainless steel and aged on the gross lees before spending four and a half years on tirage. Fresh redcurrants and an edge of pepper spice on the nose, more air revealing notes of rhubarb and blood orange peel that become stronger as the wine warms up. The body is beautifully light, almost ethereal and yet shows a lovely concentration of tart red flavours. Very elegant with lots of mileage."

Tasting Notes
"The wine has a beautiful salmon pink color with strawberry fruit flavors. Light and yeasty aromas with good freshness on the nose and a rich creamy complexity on the palate." ~Winery Notes

The Wine
52% Pinot Noir & 48% Chardonnay
Sourced from the Western Cape and from the Graham Beck estate
Hand harvested
The unique silver-pink hue is obtained from an enzymatic reaction during the transport of the Pinot Noir fruit to the cellar, leading to sufficient time for gentle color extraction
Whole bunch pressed
After settling, the varietals are fermented separately
15 months on the lees prior to disgorgement

The Estate
While the first South African bottle fermented sparkling wine dates back to 1971, Graham Beck has become synonymous with the exceptional sparkling wine being produced in the country since their first vintages in the early 1990s. Robertson (home to Graham Beck and their estate vineyards) is located between the Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountain ranges, receiving afternoon maritime breezes, thanks to a break between the ranges, and cooler evenings which offer a respite for the vines. Along with this stark temperature drop, Robertson is the only major South African wine-growing area that is blessed with limestone soils, found on its elevated terraces. Thus, Chardonnay reigns as its signature varietal. The legendary story begins when Graham Beck purchased Madeba, a farm located outside of Robertson in 1983 to pursue his interest in not only creating one of the greatest horse stables in the world, but a world-class winery as well. Fast forward to 1990, Pieter Ferreira, known as “Bubbles”, joined Graham’s vision to create the signature style of Graham Beck Cap Classique and establish the winery as South Africa’s finest Cap Classique producer. The house predominantly works with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 80% of the fruit comes from Graham Beck’s own estate, while the remainder is sourced from seven other geographical areas known for their cool climate and proximity to the oceans. In 2010, Pierre de Klerk joined the Graham Beck team and with the mentorship of Pieter for 12 years, he has taken on the role of Cellar Master. Pieter has now transitioned into the position of Graham Beck’s Chief Operating Officer, after an incredible 32 years shepherding along the house style. The wines are divided into 3 tiers: the Non-Vintage Collection (Brut, Bliss Demi Sec, and Brut Rosé), the Vintage Collection (Blanc de Blancs, Brut Zero, and Brut Rosé), and the Prestige Collection (Cuvée Clive). Under the guidance of Pieter and Pierre, the sparkling wines are linked together through elegance, quality, and consistency. Together, they’ve worked to elevate the category of Cap Classique and it has not only been enjoyed by Presidents Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, but now contends with some of the greatest sparkling wines of the world.

Farming Practice:Sustainable
About Graham Beck
The sad passing of our founder, Graham Beck (age 80) on 27 July 2010 heralded the end of an extraordinary era for one of South Africa's best loved wine families. In his role as patriarch and mentor Graham Beck's unswerving work ethic, compassionate nature and infectious zest for life uplifted and inspired all those who knew him.

The foundations for our success were laid in 1983 when Graham Beck purchased Madeba, a farm located outside the Western Cape town of Robertson. It was his ambition to establish a world-class winery in this area that saw the erection of a state-of-the-art cellar and groundbreaking tasting facility. The success of the Robertson estate prompted the acquisition of a second property in the breathtaking Franschhoek Valley where our talented team created wines of world class distinction and broad appeal. This property has subsequently changed proprietorship and Graham Beck Wines has embarked on an exciting new chapter of wine evolution.
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Posted byMatthew on May 19, 2022Verified Purchase
Graham Beck Rose
"Very classy wine as. Good as any Champagne I have tried"
Posted byFalvino on Dec 27, 2021Verified Purchase
Posted byEvelyn on Jan 16, 2020Verified Purchase
Very dry but great tasting
"Love this sparkling"
Posted byRose on Feb 1, 2019Verified Purchase
Our favorite brut rose bubbly
"This seems to be our new favorite brut rose bubbly even over non rose bubbly."
Posted byJon on May 23, 2018Verified Purchase
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