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Rupert Wines 'Protea' Dry Rose, Western Cape South Africa
90 Points

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Region: South Africa Western Cape
Vintage: 2019
BC Private Wine Stores: $15.0 +price will vary

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WineScores' Review

Blushing, dry, fresh.
If you’ve ever been to South Africa (if not you should certainly plan to when travel is safe once more) then you will have seen the King Protea. A flowering plant, Protea Cynaroides is found in southern areas of South Africa and is the national flower of South Africa.
Protea wines, in their stunning abstract screen-printed bottles are brought to you by Anthony Rupert Wines. All offer incredible value; the Chenin Blanc and Cabernet are less that $15 in BC Liquor Stores.
Anthonij Rupert was founded on the L'Ormarins farm in Franschhoek, whose winemaking history dates back to the 17th century. Originally it was owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001. In 2003 it was taken over by his brother Johann who named it in his honour.. They now have a portfolio of farms: L'Ormarins in Franschhoek, Rooderust in Darling, Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland, and Altima in isolated Elandskloof.
Now, this charming 2019 blushing pink is included in lineup.
Made mostly from Mourvedre, it also combines Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz grown in the Swartland and in Darling. Notes of small red and black berries mingle with purple flowers, cedar and tangerine zest. It has an earthy character enhanced by citrus peel and berry fruit flavours atop savoury spice. Overall, good weight and freshness here, a solid everyday dry rose with decent persistence.

Recommended Pairings
Eat your Greens, Seafood/Shellfish, Seafood/Fish, Creamy Dishes, Green Wines

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-09-14 20:08:00.0


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