Oh how we LOVE the Percheron range, contemporary wines celebrating traditional South African grape varieties and AMAZING value for money. Named after the re-introduction of the Percheron horses to work in the vineyards. Percheron is a breed of French horses traditionally used on prize vineyard plots and now enjoying a resurgence in South Africa. Their hooves are much gentler on the soil than any tractor could be, preventing the soils from becoming compressed resulting in better biodiversity. This leads to happy, healthier grapes which is a must for quality wine.
This opulent rose is made from young vine Grenache from Swartland in the vineyards of the Reebeek Valley. The climate is perfect for viticulture here with low rainfall, the summer months are tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters allow the vines to rest and to build up their reserves.
A beautiful light crimson colour with a strawberry laces nose. It’s showing some of the muscle and spice of this Grenache vineyard that comes across as pink grapefruit acidity with cranberry texture. This Garnacha rather than Provence style rosé has great zest and terrific depth.
Try with Salmon and gravadlax, good old fashion prawn cocktail or freshly shucked oysters.