A wine with a delicate smoked salmon pink colour. Dominated by ripe strawberry and raspberry flavours. The palate is red fruit - ripe raspberry and strawberry - balanced with sweetness and acidity, giving a long lingering fresh feeling. A delicious lifestyle wine packed with loads of ripe strawberry aromas and flavours. Elegant and soft with an off-dry finish.
Savour this wine on its own, or enjoy with light seafood or poultry dishes.
In The Vineyard
This wine is made from Merlot grapes. The vineyards are situated at 150m above sea level on a South-Westerly-facing slope. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.
In The Cellar
The grapes for our Merlot were picked at 24° B, crushed and taken to a red wine fermentor. After this, we drew off 100l/ton of juice to a white wine fermentor. 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. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the fermenting wine down to 4° C. This resulted in an off-dry rose with a slightly lower alcohol.