88 pts Wine Advocarte June 2022
Opening to a faint salmon color, the 2020 Kadette Dry Pinotage Rosé delivers a delightful nose of spiced watermelon, wild strawberry and raspberry lemonade. Medium-bodied, the wine offers a balanced structure with cherry and strawberry flavors that linger through to the finish. It’s a pleasurable wine that delivers a classic dry rosé experience with a fresh, clean, food-friendly conclusion that is ready for salads and fresh seafood. Serve well chilled. 2021-2023
WINEMAKER Abrie Beeslaar
COMPOSITION 100% Pinotage
ORIGIN Coastal Region
AGE OF VINES 5 to 15 years
SOIL TYPE Decomposed Granite and Hutton
YIELD 8 tons per hectare
AGEING POTENTIAL 2 to 3 years from vintage
PRODUCTION VOLUME 27 500 cases (6 x 750ml)
FOOD PAIRING Grilled salmon and tuna | Sushi | Peri-peri prawns | Salads | Quiche | Roast chicken
Warmer periods during the latter part of the winter resulted in some un-even budding, flowering and fruit set. The moisture levels in the soils were satisfactory throughout the growing and ripening phase, and very little moisture stress was noticeable on the vines. The late start to the 2021 harvest was one of the distinguishing hallmarks of this vintage. The cooler growing conditions of the 2021 vintage produced elegant wines with softer tannin structures that will make them accessible and drinkable from an earlier age.
WINEMAKING / MATURATION
The grapes were crushed and immediately pressed to prevent too much color extraction. The juice was cold fermented at 130C until dry. Kept on the lees for 3 months prior to bottling.
A full bodied, dry style of rosé with a delicate pale-pink color. Perfumed and aromatic notes of Turkish delight, rose water and summer berries are present on the nose. The acidity is fresh and bright, and compliments the sweet fruit character of the Pinotage varietal. The palate displays intense flavors of red cherries, red apples and raspberries. The delicate nature of this wine makes it fit for any occasion. Ideally served chilled between 8 – 10˚C.