We’re having a little love affair with rosé wines at the moment, and have fallen head over heels with these… each perfect for a summer romance.
Gabriëlskloof Rosebud Rosé is a dry, light and deliciously moreish Provençal-style rosé, with equal amounts of Syrah and Viognier. It’s described as the ‘little darling’ of Gabriëlskloof’s Estate Range, and is lovely to drink by itself, but also pairs well with light dishes. Buy it online for around R80 a bottle. Details: gabrielskloof.co.za
Who doesn’t love an Italian? We’re besotted with VOGA Rosa … a dry-but-fruity rosé with touches of red currant and strawberry, pomegranate and melon (lovely with soft cheeses, seafood and salads), Love, too, the chic, reusable bottle. Simply remove the label and use the cylinder glass bottle for juices or water. R169 from Tops and Makro. Details: bottegasa.co.za
It’s new, it’s already scooped a double gold award, it’s chic and captivating. We’re drinking the just launched Zandvliet Shiraz Rosé, made in the famed Robertson Valley of Roses. All gold-pink, rose petals, melon, strawberries and raspberry coulis, it’s perfect with seafood, fish and light pasta dishes. Around R85 from good bottle stores. Details: zandvliet.co.za
This ‘little darling’ charms with notes of watermelon, papaya and strawberry. Roodeberg’s Classic Rose is the perfect accompaniment to watching the sun set from the patio and delicious with dishes meant for sharing such as tapas, salads and sushi. Around R89 to R95 at your local bottle store. Details: Follow @Roodeberg_Wine on Instagram and Twitter.
Flaunting a salmon hue, you can’t go wrong with a glass of Angels Tears Rose. This crisp and trendy rose with its fruity flavours makes a great addition to a romantic picnic basket for two. Find it at leading outlets for around R69 a bottle.
One of our favourite pink bubblies is The Krone Vintage Night Nectar Demi-Sec Rosé – a lustrous pink-copper bubbly, is delicious with prawns grilled on the coals, with a strawberry cream cake, with rose-water macarons (there’s a Valentine’s meal for you!). Around R150 at your local bottle store. Details: kronemcc.com