(Wine News and Review): #loveLARGE with Fat Bastard ROSÉ
The Fat Bastard Rose will have you looking at life through rose-tinted glasses. It is pretty and pink but don’t let that fool you, This rose really rocks!
I was lucky to be gifted THE Fat Bastard ROSÉ for review. I paired it with a sweet treat of a Strawberry filled doughnut and a Sweetie Pie (it’s the Month of love, go on treat yoh self!)
This wine retails from R95.00 a bottle which is good value for a wine of this quality.
This is a very enjoyable bottle of wine. I found the light salmon colour delightful it was a great "pick -me- up" after a long week.
The floral notes were delightful, I also detected some strawberry and watermelon which paired well with the crispness of the wine, ensuring that it wasn’t overly sweet. The Cinsaut Grape is an interest grape varietal with an interesting history. I generally like Cinsaut reds and it makes lovely rose and blush wines.
ROSÉ has become incredibly popular again after many years of exile.
FAT bastard wines are ‘tickled pink’ that their well-loved FAT bastard Rosé was honoured with a Double Gold medal, for the second year in a row, at the 2020 Rosé Rocks competition. Rosé Rocks is South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé category.
“Rosé is still one of the fastest-growing categories of wine internationally. In South Africa alone, sales have grown annually in double digits in the last few years. This is exciting for consumers and winemakers alike, and there's no doubt about it, rosé wines have sex appeal,” said the late Allan Mullins, wine expert and industry legend who headed up the panel of judges since the competition’s inception.
In addition to the 2020 Rosé Rocks accolade, The FAT bastard Rosé was also honoured with a Gold Medal at the 2020 Gold Wine Awards and a 2020 Silver Veritas Awards Medal. In fact, these prestigious awards for the Rosé are amongst a notable awards yield for the FAT bastard range of wines from 2020 wine competitions.
FAT BASTARD ROSÉ 2020
There’s so much to love about rosé. No other wine embodies the joie de vivre like rosé – it is the nectar of summer. Enticed by its delightful pale pink colour, rosé inspires laid-back and happy outdoor occasions and combines the light, crisp, refreshing nature of white wine with some of the complex berry flavours and textures of red wine. Served well chilled, rosé makes the perfect apéritif but it also tops the charts for its food-friendly versatility.
The 2020 FAT bastard Rosé is produced from Cinsaut grapes harvested from the limestone-rich soils of the beautiful Robertson valley. The grapes are carefully pressed to extract gentle colour from the skins. The FAT bastard Rosé entices with a gorgeous salmon pink colour and the ripe sweet strawberry and watermelon aromas are wrapped in floral overtones which follow onto a creamy palate filled with fresh summer berries and ends on a zippy note.
All the nerdy wine stuff:
Winemakers: Thys Loubser
Total Acidity 5,27
Residual Sugar 6,0
Oak Maturation nil
Cellaring Potential 1 - 2 Years
Serving Temperature 8° - 10°C
Best enjoyed well chilled, on its own, or with seared salmon, beef carpaccio or BBQ ribs.
I paired the Rose with a Donut and a Sweetie Pie, which is scoffed all on my own. ( Its called self-care and self-love.)
Price and Where to Buy:
The 2020 FAT bastard Rosé can be purchased online at https://shop.fatbastardwine.co.za/ and is widely available national at leading wine retailers, retailing at approximately R95 a bottle.
R95.00 for a bottle of delicious Fat Bastard Rose 2020 is a steal.
Find Out More about Fat Bastard wines here: https://www.fatbastardwine.co.za/