This wine is delicious as a young wine but will gain complexity and interest with a couple of years of bottle aging.
Pinotage grapes were sourced from a block of older vines on Leeuwenkuil farm in Paarl, and a young block on Langvlei farm
We set out to make the most delicious and compelling dry rosé from Pinotage. The grapes are hand harvested into small baskets and taken to the cellar where a portion was whole bunch pressed and the rest destalked, gently crushed, and cooled before being left on skins for a couple of hours. Juice was then drawn off the skins and cold fermented in tank for this saigneé rosé.
A superb multitasker. Especially good with peri peri prawn, Greek style lemon chicken, ratatouille, calamari, fish and chips, meze, tapas and just about anything else smoky, tangy and garlicky.