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Refreshing wine for this spring: 2013 Mulderbosch Rosé from Cabernet

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2013 Mulderbosch Rosé from Cabernet

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South Africa is been making wine since the late 1600's, the oldest wine producer of the new world. Since Mulderbosch Vineyards was established in 1989 is been recognized as one of South Africa’s paramount wine producers. In 2011, Mulderbosch was acquired by well-known California-based investment company Terroir Capital led by seasoned wine investor Charles Banks. Under new ownership Mulderbosch Vineyards did experience positive changes, including a new winemaking team lead by winemaker Adam Maison, upgrading vineyard management practices and improvement of their grape sourcing program.

2013 Mulderbosch Rosé from Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Mulderbosch Rosé from Cabernet SauvignonEdgar Solís

Mulderbosch respects their land by preserving and improving all their vineyards for future generations. As a standard practice, they are actively involved in land conservation and rehabilitation; following environmentally responsible management practices both in the cellar and vineyards. Mulderbosch Vineyards produces, a Bordeaux-style blend, a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, a Barrel fermented Chardonnay, a Chenin Blanc and a Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc.

The 2013 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé arrived as a sample. As you smell and taste this fun rosé you can tell the grapes are grown and pick with the idea of rosé production in mind. Pleasant aromatics in this wine, ripe citrus (tangerine, navel orange), raspberry, red currants and hints of fragrant wood. On the palate this wine feels refreshing with flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry, watermelon and orange zest. Pleasant acidity and persistent fruit-forward finish.

We tried this delicious rosé with a thin crust homemade pizza with red sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, mushrooms, tomatoes and Spanish chorizo. This wine will go great with many culinary creations, try it with your favorite fish, salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, fried food, sushi, carnitas tacos, roasted chicken, paella and many more. Average retail price: $12