The prolonged drought suffered by the Western Cape over the last years, now mercifully winter rains have filled the dams, had little or no effect on the Cinsault Vines which supply The Perdeberg Winery with their grapes. These go into making a fine red and the Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Bushvine Cinsault Dry Rosé 2018.
As a result of the drought Perdeberg’s Dryland Vineyards produced lighter bunches with smaller berries. A greater skin to juice ratio upping the flavours in the final wines.
Cellarmaster Albertus Louw and his team produced this delicious Rosé.
Rosé can be made in a number of different ways, the best being purpose grown vineyards which can be husbanded to produce grapes with the right sugar acid balances to be picked at ideal ripeness.
The Vineyard Collection is part of the premiumisation of the Perdeberg Ranges. The Classic Collection now has The Dryland Collection and The Vineyard Collection as stablemates together with some superb single vineyard wines like their single vineyard Chenin Blanc, Endura.
It looks like
The Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Bushvine Cinsault Dry Rosé 2018 is bottled in a Burgundy shaped bottle with a premium screw cap. The livery is indicative of what to expect in the wine – a quality product. In the glass, it is cotton candy pink with a touch of onion skin.
It smells like
Cherries and berries.
It tastes like
From entry a generosity of the berry fruits and crunchy watermelon. A thin line of the freshest fruit acidity runs through from the first tastes to the long waning aftertaste. The wine is filling in the mid palate, nicely rounded too.
It’s good with
Great as a glass on its own. Good with plump pink prawns, smoked fish or chicken and crisp crunch summer salads. Nina Timm’s Pork Rillettes Paté is the perfect lunchtime snack with the Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Bushvine Cinsault Dry Rosé 2018. Click here for her recipe.