'War of the Rosé' Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Rosé bottle image
'War of the Rosé' Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Rosé bottle image

‘War of the Rosé’ Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Rosé 2009

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.

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.

Technical Details

Picking Date: 16th Feb 2009

pH Level: 3.08

Total Acidity: 7.44 g/L

Alc/Vol: 13.0%

Bottling Date: 15th September 2009