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2016 Warwick Rose "The First Lady"

Warwick 2016 The First Lady Rose

Winery: Warwick

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The First Lady"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 100% Pinotage

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Western Cape

State or country: South Africa

Price: $17

Cases produced: 8,800

KWG Score: 87.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 27, 2018

Wine Review: This intriguing food friendly Rose has a light salmon color with an orange tinge. Pear, wet slate and herbal notes are found in the bouquet. This wine is slightly savory, dry, with a medium body and slight acidity. It displays flavors of white peach, red raspberry, watermelon and honey. The finish lingers nicely. Serve a summer lunch of poached salmon with this Rose. - Mark.

Winemaker Notes: 100% Pinotage still graces the wine – we think we’ve found the perfect recipe, so why change it? To preserve the delicate floral (jasmine) and fruit (raspberry) aromas, we bottle it as young as possible and send it to you to enjoy in its prime. Over the last year, we’ve tried this wine with all sorts of dishes, and most of them worked to perfection. A favorite: beef tartare with a drizzle of truffle oil, served with crunchy sour dough toast.

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