Cape Agulhas, South Africa
Situated on the south-facing slopes of a Fynbos-covered peak. The sea below can be seen from the upper rows of the block. Soils include sand, granite, and iron-rich Ferricrete. The 3.59HA block is 13 years old and very low-yielding.
Freshly ripened strawberries, rose petal, and a subtle hint of citrus
Light and elegant – this wine has a vibrant strawberry foundation with notes of white pear, grapefruit, and a lingering rose petal finish
If I could only make or drink one kind of wine for the rest of my life… It would be Rosé.
This Provence-inspired Rosé of Mourvèdre is an elegant, bright, and tastefully fruity testament to the rugged mountainside grapes found on the southernmost tip of Africa.
Only 500 bottles produced.
Wines for the Wild
Harvested by hand on the 17th of March, 2021 before sunrise. The grapes underwent 12 hours of cold maceration before being lightly pressed in an old wooden basket press the same night as harvest. 200kg at a time were pressed at just 450L/T to protect color and palate of wine. Juice was pressed to a large stainless steel tank where it settled out while chilling at 12 degrees C. The following morning of the 18th, the juice was racked to a smaller stainless steel tank for fermentation. Inoculated with Alchemy IV, ferment remained under 15 degrees C and concluded in just 12 days. Wine was immediately racked off lees, tank cleaned, and wine returned. It was then bottled just 2 months later.
The CauseWildlife Impact
R300,00 from every case of this rosé goes to Wildlife ACT to support their African Wild Dog conservation program. The African Wild Dog is the second most endangered carnivore in Africa and, for the species to thrive, they require large tracts of effectively managed protected areas and safe corridors for individuals dispersing to new areas. Wildlife ACT’s work includes daily, year-round monitoring of this species; designing, funding and fitting tracking and anti-snare collars to individuals; and assisting with the relocation of Wild Dogs to new protected areas. They are extremely susceptible to snaring and being persecuted when outside of protected areas and it is, therefore, paramount to their survival that the species is effectively monitored.