Picked early in the morning of a very hot and dry year. Destalked, crushed and pumped though the mash cooler to the press and left on the skins for 15 minutes before starting press cycle. Cold fermentation at 12ºC with a special selected Rosé yeast from France. The colour is vibrant pink with opulent tropical fruit and candy flavours. New bottle shape creates a new visual attractiveness to the wine. Only 2400 bottles produced.
Vibrant pink, best described by a friend’s lipstick colour – “Pinker Bell”. The nose is a total explosion of Turkish delight, rose petal, and sweet cherry notes. The pallet is opulent with sweet red fruits, yet the dryness and low natural acidity gives the wine easy drinkability. So far the most interesting Blanc de Noir I have made from Mourvedre.
Gold Medal - South African Womans Wine Awards 2017