This year we've changed the blend slightly on our Rosé - we added another fun, unusual variety: Zweigelt. So, the 2016 Rosé is made up of 63% Dornfelder and 37% Zweigelt.
This vibrant pink wine has aromas of strawberries and cream, rhubarb, sour cherry and hibiscus. On the palate it offers bright acidity and flavours of red currants, strawberries, citrus and white pepper.
Known for its color and high vigour, Liquidity’s own rooted Dornfelder has been spur pruned and then shoot and fruit thinned to produce 3.25 short tons per acre. Zweigelt grapes were sourced from Oliver.
Zweigelt grapes were harvested on October 2nd and crushed and left to soak for approximately 2 hours before pressing off. Dornfelder from the Allendale vineyard was harvested on October 7th, crushed immediately pressed. The two varieties were fermented separately, lasting approximately 2.5 weeks. The finished wines were racked off lees, blended and aged in tank for 3 months, before filtration and bottling in late February 2017.
Food Pairing Notes
Although perfect for sipping on the patio, this savoury rosé holds up to mixed tapas, BBQ salmon, a charcuterie and cheese platter or roasted chicken.