One thing I really enjoy in Summer is a good Rosé, a wine one can happily drink as an aperitif and which is a great match to summer foods and salads. An this is one of them, made from Mourvèdre grapes from Stellenbosch, is a dry Rosé of great character. Delicate enough for the red berry and spicey undertow of the Mourvèdre grape to shine through. There is a rustic earthiness to the wine which lasts well into the aftertaste which is crisp, fresh and dry with scrunched fynbos herbal notes. Some technical notes which you might find interesting, the grapes were whole bunch pressed and the resulting juice fermented over a period if five months with its own natural yeasts from the vineyards. Five months resting on the primary lees has added so much to the character of this wine.
This wine would go so well with a number of dishes served by Waterkloof Restaurant chef Grégory Czarnecki in the Estate’s Restaurant. The menu changes daily depending on ingredients available, and the choice is always exciting.