A wine with a delicate, beautiful salmon pink colour. Rose petals on the nose with fresh ripe strawberries on the palate – a long lingering fresh taste. A delicious lifestyle wine, elegant and soft.
Best enjoyed with 2 years.
86% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terrific for a lunch time Pizza with fresh toppings, cherries wrapped in crispy bacon or with a picnic. A delightful wine to enjoy with the “girls / bff” over lunch or as you wish. When to enjoy: Perfect on a spring day or over casual meals. How to serve: Definitely ice-col.
In The Vineyard
For the 2016 vintage we selected a Cabernet Franc vineyard 360m above sea level on a South West facing slope – facing on to False Bay and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon from our higher lying cooler vineyard in the Banhoek Valley. We farmed and harvested this Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon specifically for making Rosé.
About The Harvest
The grapes for our Rose were picked at 22.7° Brix.
In The Cellar
The grapes were crushed, separated from the skins, settled, racked and fermented the same as white wine. The wine was fermented cold, 12° - 14° C to retain fresh red fruit aromas. The delicate pink colour for the Rose is derived from the red pigments that are released during the crushing process.
Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation, as well as conservation of the surrounding indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.