Percheron Grenache Rosé, Western Cape
Percheron rosé has been created as a result of our long standing relationships with traditional growers in South Africa. This is 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. Grapes are sourced from young Grenache vines that would have otherwise been blended away into unknown wines. However, due to long standing relationships with traditional growers, we were able to rescue these grapes to create a Provence-style rosé that is juicy and fruit driven with a sophisticated dryness.