Eamonn presents the Tops@Lifestyle Wine of the Week
IN THE VINEYARD: This rosé consists of 49% Grenache Noir, 43% Cinsault and 8% Carignan, with all three varieties grown on different sites. The Grenache Noir component is an early picking from our terraced Stok-by-Paaltjie (vine on pole) single vineyard site, planted on the east facing slopes of Paarl Mountain at Fairview. The Cinsault comes from old bush vines also planted on the upper slopes of the Fairview farm. Finally, the Carignan is sourced from Klein Amoskuil farm outside of Malmesbury. Planted on shale soils, the Carignan provides body and elegance to the final wine. All three sites produce fantastic stand-alone red wines too. We’ve selected small parcels from these sites for this rosé.TASTING NOTE: Pale rose quartz colour in the glass. Delicate notes of sweet strawberries and foraged red berries, with a hint of lemon blossom and pear. Daisy fresh on the palate, with red berry flavours, good concentration and creaminess from the oak, perfectly balanced by the fresh salinity and making for a generous layered finish.
FOOD RECOMMENDATION: A very versatile wine. Will pair elegantly with long eventful summer lunches and an array of dishes including fresh salmon sushi, Mediterranean salads, cheese and tapas style platters.