Hot off the press! I was super lucky to give the new Anthonij Rupert Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2017 a try. it’s a premium Provençal style Rosé by one of my favourite Franshhoek Estates, Anthonij Rupert Wyne. Besides the fact that it is a classy looking wine that has a superbly innovative gift pack option, it’s also PINK and tastes good too!
It’s a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz made in a Rosé style which is particularly popular in the United States. It’s a pale copper pink blush colour which filters through to alluring aromas of peach blossom and honeydew melon. It perfectly fits the description of ‘Summer in a glass’ suited for both men and woman at sophisticated events.
A fusion of fresh fruit flavours of melon, peach and nectarine makes its presence felt on the palate. The refreshing acidity perfectly balances out the fruit flavours, which adds an unexpected yet welcoming lemon zest twist to the mouthfeel. The Anthonij Rupert Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2017 is perfect on its own but also partners beautifully with a delicious Summer nectarine Caprese salad; grilled prawns and crayfish; or seared duck breast served with a raspberry jus.
This limited release wine pays homage to Jean Roi, the French Huguenot from Provence who pioneered the L’Ormarins Wine Estate’s 300-year-old viticultural history. It’s available directly from Anthonij Rupert Wyne as well as specialist wine stores nationwide, and is available in the standard 750ml, as well as a 1,5 litre bottle. The larger size offering is perfect for the festive season when you treat your friends to this premium style of Rosé. The recommended retail price for the Anthonij Rupert Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2017 are R290 for the 750ml and R600 for the 1,5 litre, which are available from select outlets nationwide.
For more information, visit www.rupertwines.com.