DELAIRE GRAFF CABERNET FRANC ROSÉ 2021, SO GOOD WITH JANE ANNE HOBBS’S CAPE PICKLED FISH PATE…

Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2021

When you make a wine and use a noble grape, like Cabernet Franc to make it, it must be something good. Cabernet Franc is an old grape from Bordeaux and is the father of Cabernet Sauvignon. Morné Vrey and his team in the cellar made the wine in the same style as Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards to cellar to maintain the lovely fresh fruit characters.

Delaire Wine Maker – Morné Vrey

With a smaller than usual harvest in 2021, the berries were smaller which meant more colour and flavour in the resulting wine. After gentle pressing, the wine was fermented and given time on the primary lees afterward to build up mid palate flavours. The wine was then prepared for bottling.

Cabernet franc Grapes ripening on the vine
Pour

From a Burgundy shaped bottle, closed with a screw cap. The label, like all Delaire Graff Wines is simple and elegant. In the glass the wine is a gembright pink diamond in colour, into the other with ripe strawberries, crunchy watermelon, blackcurrants and rose flavoured spun sugar. Satisfying dry ending. A lovely Rosé and just perfect for Summer Sipping.

Jane Anne Hobbs’s Cape Pickled Fish Paté
Pair

The Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2021, while superb on its own, is an ideal food partner. As an aperitif going into a meal, Jane Anne Hobbs’s Cape Pickled Fish Paté is a perfect summery first course. Click HERE for her recipe.

Jane Anne Hobbs
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