CELLAR MASTER NOTE
“Made from vineyards envisioned and managed accordingly to become Rosé, this wine is a true ambassador of our climate - elegant and delicious.” - Winemaker, Johann Fourie
IN THE VINEYARDS
As an ode to our colourful Grade I Listed Woodland gardens, this wine taps into an equally special environment with vines greeted by the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Tempered by the cool maritime winds, the vineyards were managed to produce an elegant style or rosé. Overlooking the Bot River lagoon that runs down to the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards are planted to various soil types to celebrate the estate’s diversity. Harvested in the cool mornings drives the result of fresh and vivid fruit that gives this wine that vibrant luminosity.
IN THE CELLAR
All grapes are handpicked and whole bunch pressed to keep colour and tannin extraction to a minimum. Syrah grapes for rosé production are picked earlier and then blended with a 30% Sauvignon Blanc component which ripens at the same time. Pressed together as whole bunches to limited the extraction of colour the blended juice undergoes a co-fermentation to prompt the desired layers of aroma. Ensuring further quality, only free-run juice was cold fermented with selected yeast strains.
While fostering the essence of Provence-style rosé’s that is known for balance and class, it also captures that quintessential cool climate elegance and freshness. Syrah adds fullness and plush red fruit while Sauvignon Blanc adds tension, floral and stone fruit notes and frames the wine with a distinctive acidity.
BEST TO ENJOY
The colour invites al fresco dining, a great start to the evening as the sun sets.
Serving temperature: 8 -10 °C | Cellar potential: enjoy now or within two years.
Prawn cocktail | Aromatic curries | Asparagus, crispy prosciutto and brie
- Alc.: 13%
- pH: 3.30
- TA: 5.55 g/l
- RS: 3 g/l