Anthonij Rupert Wyne has introduced another first for South Africa, a premium Provençal style rosé that pays homage to Jean Roi, the French Huguenot from Provence who pioneered the L’Ormarins Wine Estate’s 300-year-old viticultural history.
The Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016 – a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz – is a premium style of rosé which takes its cue from the international summer drinking styles, in particular in the United States, a trend which is gaining ground globally amongst enthusiasts of fine wines. The bespoke regal style bottle embossed with Jean Roi’s initials, JR, adds extra appeal to this superb maiden vintage release from one of South Africa’s leading wine producers.
Besides the eye-catching bottle, the wine possesses instant appeal with its 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”. A fusion of fresh summer 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 Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016 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.
As expected from a premium wine, this is a limited release which is available directly from the Anthonij Rupert Wyne online store, directly from the Cellar Door or select specialist wine stores nationwide. The recommended retail price of the Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016 is R300 per bottle.