Wine of Origin: Coastal Region
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel ageing: none
Maturation: 1 – 2 years from date of vintage
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are managed specifically with the idea of rosé production in mind. Early picking dates result in naturally high levels of acidity and a bright spectrum of fruit aromas ideal in rosé style wines. Once pressed, the juice is handled as per Sauvignon Blanc, i.e. cool fermentation with aromatic yeasts to heighten the vibrant, zesty aromas and fresh mineral palate. Crucial to this style of rosé is early bottling in order to preserve the wine’s inherent freshness.
Serve well chilled. An excellent aperitif or picnic wine. Serve with fresh, seared tuna steaks; veal limone; poached salmon; cold crayfish salad; sushi.
Delicate pink colour with subtle salmon hues; An initial burst of ripe grapefruit aromas is followed by clean, mineral notes and hints of fresh strawberries. The overriding character of this rosé is one of freshness and purity. Freshness of texture, vibrancy and length. Purity of flavour, especially the way in which the aromas find their full expression on the palate. There is a touch of mineral austerity which maintains a light thread throughout the wine’s length; moreish and decidedly quaffable, the ultimate rosé!