How gorgeous is this photography supplied by Gabrielskloof in celebration of their 10th vintage of the Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rosé. This dry style rosé has notes of watermelon, papaya and strawberry – perfect for the upcoming summer months; and just look at that lovely colour! Here’s what Cellar Master, Peter-Allan Finlayson has to say…
“The 2019 Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rosé continues our recent trend of producing a dry, light and deliciously moreish Provençal-style rosé, and we’ve also updated the label to reflect this new, fresh approach.”
Peter-Allan describes the Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rosé as the “little darling” of the Gabriëlskloof Estate Range. It’s a blended wine with the 2019 vintage comprising equal amounts of Syrah and Viognier, from Gabriëlskloof Estate. These grow in the Bot River ward, where prevailing southerly winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean create a mesoclimate ideally suited to low-yielding vineyards.
“Expect luscious fruit on the nose – watermelon, papaya and strawberry,” he says. “The palate is lightweight and summery with a balanced acidity that adds freshness.”
The Gabriëlskloof Rosebud Rosé 2019 is best enjoyed chilled, within a year or two of vintage. A delicious refreshment by itself, the wine is also perfect as an accompaniment to a variety of lighter dishes.
The wine is available from the cellar door at only R80/bottle. It may also be ordered online at www.gabrielskloof.co.za, virtual home of Bot River’s winery-on-a-hill.
Gabriëlskloof can be contacted on 028 284 9865 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also follow them on social media @Gabrielskloof.
Gabriëlskloof Estate is situated just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.