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Safriel House is a family owned wine house that is founded upon a passion for, and working experience of South African vineyards and wine making.

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Rosé of Pinotage 2021 (Previous vintages: 2020 2017)

Rose Pink Label
Pinotage is the classic South African red grape varietal. A crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, both renowned Old World rosé varietals, which are brought together in the New World to create a modern and refreshing expression of rosé.


The Vineyard and the Wine

 The vineyard is in the Simonsberg ward of Stellenbosch, the most coveted appellation. It is on a dramatic mountain slope warmed by the gentle Southern African sun and cooled by the nearby Atlantic Ocean breezes. This is prime vineyard real estate and usually destined for premium red wines but we want our rosé to be premium too!

In 2021, good rains in the winter months and moderate weather in spring and early summer meant that the vineyards were in perfect condition. 2022 was a cooler vintage, resulting in gentle, fresh grapes. We harvest early in morning to keep the grapes as fresh possible. We also harvest by hand, employing workers who live near the farm, not migrant workers. We use small 20lb boxes, not a giant bin so that grapes at the bottom are not crushed and mushy when arriving at the cellar door. Once at the cellar, we utilize a few selected yeast strains and ferment at cool temperatures to obtain a diverse aroma profile. To keep all the flavors, we perform a light filtration after fermentation.


Tasting Notes

The Safriel House Rosé reveals the elegant side of Pinotage. The color is salmon pink with the nose showcasing bright red fruit and vibrant acidity followed by floral & fruity appeal on the palate. Summer drinking bliss throughout the year in flavors of raspberry candy. For parties, picnics or simply on its own. Modest 12.5% alcohol makes it easy to finish.


Pairing Suggestion

This wine will pair well with any fresh seasonal salads, delicious sushi and any meal on a patio or outdoors


Technical details: ALC - 12.5 %vol


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Lynne Safriel's thoughts: "I loved the passion and love that went into this wonderful Rosé. Pinotage is the perfect grape for Rosé, bringing Burgundy and Rhone, Old world and New. This wine fits in perfectly with the long beaches, super-fine sand, sun and beautiful people of the barrier island beach community I call home."




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