2015 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvedre Rosé Stellenbosch SKU #1218362

Price: $16.99

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Tasting Notes

Now a perennial favorite with staff and customers alike at K&L, this is one of our best selling and most raved about rosés every year. Hand-picked from Biodynamically farmed, old Mourvedre vines in a cool coastal sub-region of Stellenbosch, it's a fresh, elegant wine that does a fantastic impression of Bandol (which is also predominantly made from Mourvedre) but at a fraction of the cost! Waterkloof is a stunning property working with very natural, non-interventionist methods, the wines are pure, expressive and precisely balanced. I am excited to work with Waterkloof Estate as a direct import partner and hope you enjoy this year's Circumstance "Cape Coral" Rose...and remember, total production is less than 350 cases! Ryan Woodhouse (K&L South African Wine Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    8/12/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    There’s a reason we have trouble keeping this on the shelf! Made biodynamically from old Mourvedre vines planted in a cool coastal climate near Stellenbosch, this rosé gives you the flavor and structure of Bandol (also made from Mourvedre) for a fraction of the cost! Delicate floral aromas, a soft and supple palate and a finish with balanced acidity.
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    6/17/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Waterkloof Circumstance Rose has had a cult following here at K&L. Great little alterative to the high price Bandol Rose. It's made from the grape Mourvèdre and has just the same very pale orangey-pink colour, the full body and the dry, food-friendly finish of a Bandol. It is a biodynamic estate to boot. This is a perfect match to all your BBQ events!
  • Jim Boyce
    By: Jim Boyce
    4/3/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    A must try for any Bandol rosé fan, this 100% Mourvedre rosé is a winner! Crisp, dry, touch of herbs, mouthwatering minerality, and incredible persistence. We look forward to this rosé every year!
    Top Value!
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    2/14/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my all time favorite Rose, and my go to recommendation for many occasions. Made from Mourvedre this Rose has a beautifully juicy and complex midpalate, nevertheless is still bright and clean. A wonderfully mineral tone runs through it and it is complemented by a nice crisp finish. I first discovered this wine in last years vintage and immediately bought a few bottles and I cannot wait for more warm weather to start drinking this wine regularly again.
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    11/28/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Bandol meets Stellenbosch! Introduced just two years ago this dark horse of a rosé from South Africa has quickly and improbably become a customer favorite, the first one people ask for every spring. Composed of 100% Mourvedre and reminiscent of the best rosés of Provence. Crisp and dry but with a genuine richness of texture. Terrific value.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    9/8/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Another fantastic bottling of what has become one of our best selling Roses. Pure, balanced, fresh, with silky texture, lovely bright, juicy fruit, dry mineral infused finish. A perfect summer / fall wine that is very versatile with lots of foods. Made from old dry farmed Mourvedre vines, grown Organic / Biodynamically. Fermented only with wild yeast in old wooden foudre. One of my favorite roses from anywhere in the world.
  • Nicole Osmanski
    By: Nicole Osmanski
    9/4/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    This Mourvedre Rosé’s savory minerality, subtle richness, and lively acidity make it a perfect partner for shellfish and seafood dishes like bouillabaisse and paella. The winery practices minimalist intervention winemaking and 100% biodynamic farming. The logo on the bottle, in fact, is Boreas - the God of wind - in tribute to the powerful south-easterly winds that run through the vineyard keeping the yields low and the vines naturally pest and fungus free. The result is a fresh rosé with great structure and personality, all for a price that belies its quality.

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