A sexy pink colour with lively hues. The nose combines aromas of ripe blood-orange, cherry-drops and black currant cordial with fragrant sandalwood whiffs. The gorgeously weighted palate balances juicy fruit flavours with racy acidity and finishes on a pleasantly persistant, zesty note.
Wine Maker Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are managed specifically with the idea of rose production in mind. Early picking dates result in naturally high levels of acidity and a bright spectrum of fruit aromas ideal in rose 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 rose is early bottling in order to preserve the wine’s inherent freshness.Fermentation temperature: 12° C – 16° CWood ageing: None.
Serve well chilled. An excellent aperitif or picnic wine. The ideal summer salad wine. Serve with fresh, seared tuna steaks; veal limone; poached salmon; asparagus quiche; cold crayfish salad; vegetable spring rolls dipped in soy sauce; ideal with sushi and other Japanese delights.