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.
The colour is inviting, reminiscent of ripe, freshly sliced watermelon. The nose is bright, revealing immediate notes of juicy strawberries, and delicate rose petal aromatics with a nuance of earthy Cabernet Sauvignon savouriness. This beautifully balanced rosé has layers of flavours which contribute to its distinct, complex palate. Fresh acidity and a low alcohol provide the savoury core of this wine, yet the abundance of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit flavours such as fresh strawberries, ripe cherries and subtle notes of white peach provide the immediate joy of a basket of inviting summer fruits.