The Bristle wines name comes from a story about a dog (Bristle) who was found in a trash bin when it was only a few weeks old. It was nursed back to health by Loma Hughes. The pint-sized wire-harrier terrier type mutt has become her constant companion and fiercely loyal watch dog. A very cute story… Even today Bristle wines supports the Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch.
Pale color depth and a salmon hue.
The aromas were moderate to weak. The development was fruity-young and it was hard to determine any prominent aromas; perhaps it was a bit floral and I could pick up light red fruit.
This Rose was not sweet. It was light-bodied and a little tart with a flavor intensity that was medium with a short finish. Tasting the Rose’ I had some mid-palate flavors, non that I could distinguish.
Appellation/Region: Stellenbosch South Africa.
How much: $14.00 on-line.
I rated the 2012 Bristle Wines Rose’ two glasses. Not every Rose is a hit and I think this one would pair better with a light fruit salad in my opinion. For the price its good, but I recommend serving it cold. I shared another bottle on a beautiful summer day on the patio. I think the second time around I enjoyed it more. Maybe it was the people I was with too.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine!