Origin: Cape South Coast, South Africa
- Syrah (Shiraz)
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Chenin Blanc
Fermentation: Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing: Fried wonton, dim sum, beetroot fried rice
Western Food Pairing: Gazpacho, soft cheese, duck confit, Chicken pie
Gabriëlskloof Estate Rosebud 2022Flirtatious as the ocean breeze that cools the vines, Rosebud is a blended wine with the 2019 vintage comprising equal amounts of Syrah and Viognier, from Gabriëlskloof Estate. These grow in the Bot River ward, where prevailing southerly winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean create a mesoclimate ideally suited to low-yielding vineyards.
Rosebud is the little darling of Gabrielskloof Estate Range (which also includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, The Blend and Syrah). Made with Syrah (50%) and Viognier (50%), both from Gabriëlskloof vines. These were co-fermented in stainless steel tanks, racked and left to age for 4 months before bottling. Expect luscious fruit on the nose - watermelon, papaya and strawberry. The palate is lightweight and summery with a naturally fresh finish.
Best enjoyed within a year or two of vintage and perfect as an accompaniment to a variety of lighter dishes.