Origin: Western Cape, W.O.
Taste guide: Medium bodied, up-front berry and currant fruit flavours, smooth and silky, unoaked
75cl - 13.5% - screwcap
The Soft Smooth wine range from Rocco Bay was developed many years ago by the team from Rocco Bay winery after considerable research to discover what the UK public actually wanted from a red wine. The results of that research were combined with a commitment to the highest possible standards of quality, resulting in Rocco Bay Soft Smooth Red.
However, this is not just one of those commercial, somewhat bland wines that clutter up the supermarket shelves. Rocco Bay soft, smooth Red has considerable depth and superb varietal flavours, as well as being oh so smooth to drink.
It is a luscious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from South Africa’s famous Western Cape region; a wine made from perfectly ripened grapes grown on mountain foothills, cooled by soothing Atlantic breezes. The Cabernet brings blackcurrant and blackberry fruit flavours whilst the Merlot complements with dark stone fruit flavours with pepper and spice notes. Just pour and revel in a juicy, mouth-watering array of sweet summer fruit flavours wrapped in soft, smooth tannins. Enjoy a glass on its own or pair with almost any savoury dish you can think of.
The very latest 2015 vintage is drinking superbly well.
Because we buy in quantity we have now only just reached the point where we are having to pay the higher prices due to cost increases from South Africa and Duty rises from Mr. Hammond which applied from March 2018.
We therefore have had to amend our price, but at £7.25 this still represents great value.