Spice Route Saffron Rosé 2021

R125.00

Light to pale in colour with delicate aromas of rose petal, apple and red cherry. A full bodied dry Rosé with flavours of blackberries, cinnamon spice and lightly-integrated oak.

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Description

As dawn reveals another day, specialised pickers gather in the seemingly endless fields of violet-blue flowers to begin harvest of the world’s most precious spice – saffron. One by one, each of the three stigmas is pulled out of the delicate flower and dried by hand – a lengthy process that makes the spice cost almost as much as gold. Much like this hand-harvested exotic spice, our grape selection is equally as rigorous. With low yielding bush vines grown in unique vineyards, our team is careful to ensure only unblemished bunches undergo light pressing, releasing  sensual floral and honey-like aromas. Serve chilled – a masterful match for almost any dish.

IN THE VINEYARD

The Grenache Noir grapes are selected from our vineyards in Darling. These vineyards are planted in some of the country’s finest red oakleaf overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean.

HARVEST DATE

Mid-February 2021

WINEMAKING

All the grapes were handpicked and delivered to the cellar for hand sorting and gentle pressing. The individual components were fermented in old 500L French oak barrels. After fermentation, the wine was kept in barrel under temperature control for 8 months. Only 8 x 500 Litre barrels of wine was produced.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

“These selected parcels from our Darling vineyards gives us higher natural acidity and  guaranteed freshness. Enjoy!” – Charl du Plessis

RECOGNITION

2018: 91 points – Tim Atkins SA Report Publication 2018

2018: Double gold: Top SA Rosé 2018

2017: : 91 points – Tim Atkins SA Report Publication 2017

2017: Double Gold – NWC/Top 100 SA Wines 2018

2017: Double Gold – Rosé Rocks 2018

2016: 91 points – Tim Atkins SA Report Publication 20172016: Top 100 status/Double Platinum awards – NWC/Top 100 SA Wines 2017

2016: Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class – NWC/Top 100 SA Wines 2017

 

Additional information

Weight 1.33 kg
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 39 cm
Vintage

2021

Alc

12.94%

RS

1.5 g/l

TA

6.2 g/l

PH

3.20

Cultivar

Grenache