- Farm has been growing Pinotage for rosé since 1976.
- Sustainability & Integrity Certified.
Pinotage is the classic South African red grape varietal. A crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, both renowned Old World rosé varietals, brought together in the New World to create a modern and refreshing expression of rosé.
The Safriel House Rosé reveals the elegant side of Pinotage. The color is salmon pink with the nose showcasing bright red fruit and vibrant acidity followed by floral & fruity appeal on the palate. Summer drinking bliss throughout the year in flavors of raspberry candy. For parties, picnics or simply on its own. Modest 12.5% alcohol makes it easy to finish.
This wine will pair well with any fresh seasonal salads, delicious sushi and any meal on a patio or outdoors.
The Vineyard and the Wine
The vineyard is in the Simonsberg ward of Stellenbosch, the most coveted appellation. It is on a dramatic mountain slope warmed by the gentle Southern African sun and cooled by the nearby Atlantic Ocean breezes. in 2021, good rains in the winter months and moderate weather in spring and early summer meant that the vineyards were in perfect condition.
We harvest early in morning to keep the grapes as fresh possible. We also harvest by hand, employing workers who live near the farm, not migrant workers. We use small 20lb boxes, not a giant bin so that grapes at the bottom are not crushed and mushy when arriving at the cellar door.
Once at the cellar, we utilize a few selected yeast strains and ferment at cool temperatures to obtain a diverse aroma profile. To keep all the flavors, we perform a light filtration after fermentation.
Technical details: Alc - 12.5 %vol ; pH - 3.36; RS - 2g/l; TA - 6.9 g/l
For information on previous vintages, please follow the link "About the Wines" at the top of the page.