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This is a young vine Grenache from Swartland which would otherwise have been blended away so is very much true to the championing cause behind the Percheron series.
In Swartland, the vineyards of the Reebeek Valley stretch along the lower contours of the Kasteelberg. The soil is mainly Malmsbury scale with loamy soil on the higher grounds and sandy loam lower down the slopes, interspersed with rich Hutton soils. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall summer months tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters, allowing the vines to rest and to build up their reserves.
A beautiful light crimson colour with strawberry laces nose. It’s showing some of the muscle and spice of this mature Grenache vineyard that comes across as assertive pink grapefruit acidity with cranberry texture. This Garnacha rather than Provence style rosé has great zest and terrific purpose.
Try with BBQ veggie skewers, chicken or niçoise salad or feta, spinach, mint and quinoa tartelettes