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CityWineCellar.com USD 7.99 750ml

Slowine Rose 2008

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90 points - Wine Enthusiast Top Scoring South African Rose Bright Salmon pink in colour. Scents of ripe strawberry and ripe cherries on the nose. A deliciously harmonious wine with sugar and acid in

Region: South Africa » Overberg

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Winery: Paul Cluver
Color: Rosé
Variety: Cape Blend
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Paul Cluver:
Central to the success of the wine and farming business is the Cluver Family – a close-knit group with a visionary, pioneering spirit. Four of the five Cluver siblings are currently involved in the business, taking over the reins from parents Paul and Songvei.  This family-owned, family-run wine business is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley, approximately 70km south-east o... Read more
Central to the success of the wine and farming business is the Cluver Family – a close-knit group with a visionary, pioneering spirit. Four of the five Cluver siblings are currently involved in the business, taking over the reins from parents Paul and Songvei.  This family-owned, family-run wine business is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley, approximately 70km south-east of Cape Town. The property has been in ownership of the Cluver Family since 1896. Recognised as pioneers of wine in the area, the focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir. The wine business forms part of larger holistic farming business called ‘De Rust Estate'. In addition to the vineyards and cellar, there are apple and pear orchards, a Hereford stud and eco-tourism activities, including amphitheatre concerts, on the farm. This estate forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity.   - Rated 4th on the Grape Top 20 Wineries Poll of 2010   - Founder member of the Green Mountain Eco-route - the World's first wine & biodiversity route.   - Initiator & mentor of Thandi Wines - SA's first black economic empowerment wine brand and World's first Fairtrade wine brand.   - BWI Champion status since 2009   - Drinks Business Green Awards 2010 - Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Paul Cluver   - Drinks Business Green Awards 2010 - Ethical Company Award - Joint runner-up. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Slowine Rose

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,354
3.50 5
09/04/2009

fruity and spicy on the nose with a touch of candied lime to the backed cherry with hints of lime blossom and a smoky, stemmy note, hint of rubber, smells sweetish. Zesty acids really enliven the palate that is bursting with sour cherry, peach and watermelon flavors and just a background hint of banana. Very fruity but nicely balanced and with good follow through. Nice and crisp on the palate. The hints of tropical fruit on the palate makes this a natural match for lighter pork and fish dishes with notes of tropical fruits. 87pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
09/01/2009

Minerally and oily, with tart pineapple and grapefruit flavors. Refreshing and not too sweet.


Snooth User: Flintrock
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0.00 5
09/04/2009

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Snooth User: flshaw
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0.00 5
09/23/2009

My wife and I both found the wine a bit dry for a Rose. We would give it two glasses.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
05/12/2010

90 points - Wine Enthusiast Top Scoring South African Rose Bright Salmon pink in colour. Scents of ripe strawberry and ripe cherries on the nose. A deliciously harmonious wine with sugar and acid in perfect balance. Crisp and refreshing on the finish. Blend information 58% Pinotage, 28% Pinot noir, 14% Shiraz Food partners: Roasted tomato soup, baba ganoush, Belgian endive salad, Moroccan lamb tajine and Cape Malay curry. It works with a wide range of Chinese dishes, especially duck.



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90 points - Wine Enthusiast Top Scoring South African Rose Bright Salmon pink in colour. Scents of ripe strawberry and ripe cherries on the nose. A deliciously harmonious wine with sugar and acid in

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