2017 - SAWi Awards: Grand Gold
2015 - Amorim MCC Challenge: Silver Medal
2001 - 2008 - John Platter wine guide: 4 Stars
2000/2001/2005 - Wine Magazine: 4 Stars
2005 - Wine 500 Club: Top Cap Classique
2017 - Rose Rocks: Double Gold
Joyful, rich pink colour, vivacious cascading bubbles and the full rich flavour of Pinot Noir combined with the elegance of Chardonnay and the uniqueness of Pinotage providing the colour. This is the Tradition Rosé - rich in flavour with a long finish.
Tradition Rosé can age for at least 3 years from date of purchase. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.
35% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinotage, 5% Pinot Meunier
About The Harvest
Slightly unripe healthy grapes are harvested early in the season by hand.
In The Cellar
Whole bunches are deposited directly in the presses (pneumatic) and pressed very gently according to a Champagne pressing programme. Only the Cuvee (the best quality juice) is used in the blend. The colour is achieved by adding about 2 % of a specially prepared red wine made from Pinotage. After blending, yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes 6 weeks producing the magical bubble. The sparkling wine is then matured in contact with the lees for an average of 18 months. After riddling and disgorging a small amount of dosage is added to balance.
Tradition Rosé Brut followed Tradition in 1987 and it was the first bottle fermented Rosé produced in South Africa. It is now a leader in this category.