Gabriëlskloof celebrates a special occasion with the 10th release of its everyday favourite Rosebud Rosé, a ‘Little darling’ that charms with notes of watermelon, papaya and strawberry.
“The 2019 Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rosé continues our recent trend of producing a dry, light and deliciously moreish Provençal-style rosé,” says cellar master Peter-Allan Finlayson. “We’ve also updated the label to reflect this new, fresh approach.”
Flirtatious 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 microclimate ideally suited to low-yielding vineyards.
Peter-Allan describes Rosebud as the “little darling” of Gabriëlskloof’s Estate Range, which houses wine made with attention to detail and quality and that provide exceptional value for money. This renowned range also beckons with a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, The Blend and Syrah.
“Expect luscious fruit on the nose – watermelon, papaya and strawberry,” he says. “The palate is lightweight and summery with a balanced acidity that adds freshness.”
The Gabriëlskloof Rosebud Rosé 2019 is best enjoyed chilled, within a year or two of vintage. A delicious refreshment by itself, the wine is also perfect as an accompaniment to a variety of lighter dishes.
Gabriëlskloof Estate is situated just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.