‘War of the Rosé’ Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Rosé 2009


A very dry winter was followed by a hot January which segued into a dry, mild  conclusion to vintage. Small crops of both whites and reds were the result of dry conditions in winter and the preceding 3-4 years. In the case of the red varieties, the longer you waited for them the better they got.


The War of the Rosé was made to be a rosé and not a ‘Saigneé’ style; that is the  grapes were picked on flavour for a rosé wine and NOT a dry red, then pressed off  skins. We were ruthless, and only pressed off about 400 litres/ tonne, to make sure  there were no hard phenolics in the wine. The wine underwent a very cool ferment in  stainless steel prior to bottling. The War of the Rosé is a dry style of Rosé.

Tasting Notes

With a nose of watermelon rind and red fruits, the War of the Rosé has a balanced, even palate with bright focused acidity, wonderful length and is utterly delicious.

Technical Details

Picking Date16th Feb 2009
pH Level3.08
Total Acidity7.44 g/L
Bottling Date15th September 2009

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