Serve chilled, this is great picnic or barbecue wine for the summer. Also try with cold meats, seasonal salads or simply enjoy on its own!
As you would expect of proper Cinsault Rosé from any part of the world, this is pale shallot skin in hue, with a nose of fresh cranberries and mountain fynbos. There's then a super bright palate of cranberries again, pink grapefruit and mandarin. It finishes clean, gently textural with the vivid vibrancy you would expect of Atlantic Cinsault.
This Rosé is made from only bush vines aged between 10 to 30+ years. The vineyards are cultivated under dry land conditions on Malmesbury Shale. Vine density is 3000 vines per hectare and the fruit is harvested by hand yielding 6-8t/ha. The vineyards of the Cape wine lands, abundant with wild flora and fauna, boast fertile soils and an ideal climate to allow nature to flourish. Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, followed by 12 hours of skin contact. Grapes are then lightly pressed with a bag press prior to ensure that no harsh tannins are extracted. The juice is left to settle and inoculated prior to fermentation which takes place at a temperature of 53º to 59ºF and will usually last for three weeks.