2019 Lighthouse Collection Dry Rosé
- Case (Member)
- Sauvignon Blanc
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
"Envisioned and managed accordingly to become Rosé, this wine is a true ambassador of our climate - elegant and delicious." - Cellar Master, Johann Fourie
A delicious medley of fruit, florals and candied aromas opens doors to enjoy this wine as an aperitif or to complement an array of colourful dishes. Its vibrant character is marked with expressions of strawberries, watermelon, and cherry-nougat, tailed by notes of citrus, pineapple, and lemon verbena. And yes, it is as mouth-watering as it sounds.
- Winemaking Notes
All grapes are hand sorted at the cellar to ensure the best quality. Syrah grapes are picked earlier with a 30% Sauvignon Blanc component and co-fermented to prompt the desired, perfumed aromas. Spending a mere breath on the skins, only a delicate shade of crimson pink is encouraged to develop. Ensuring further quality, only free-run juice was cold fermented with selected yeast strains.
- Growing Conditions
Tapping into its cool environment overlooking the Bot River lagoon, this Rosé champions two cultivars. These two cultivars are signature grapes for our coastal terroir - boasting all the vivid aromatics that celebrate this style. Reaping the benefits of a slow ripening, the wine accentuates the attention given to vineyards farmed exclusively for Rosé. The 70% Syrah component is managed utterly different from Syrah farmed for red wine. The canopy shades the bunches, and the vineyard receives more water to nurture bigger berries.
- Food Pairing
The colour invites al fresco dining, a great start to the evening as the sun begins to set.
Prawn cocktail | Aromatic curries | Asparagus, crispy prosciutto and brie
Serving temperature: 8–10°C
Cellar potential: enjoy now or within two years
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