Cabernet Franc Rose. Celebrate life with Patsy.
Summer in a glass. Vibrant, dry and texturally rich.
Food Match: Almost everything, particularly good fresh goats cheese or gently spiced dishes.
Dedicated to Patsy, my favourite aunt; joyous, and vibrant with a sense of mischief and a determination to make the most out of life. This Rosé is a tribute to her.
Stepping away from the traditional handling of Cabernet Franc, I have made a Rosé by whole bunch pressing, handpicked Cabernet Franc grown on the Lesley's vineyard in Hawkes Bay’s Red Triangle.
The pale juice was fermented to give a vibrant, dry, texturally rich Rosé with lingering flavours and aromas of red plums, greengage and dried herbs de Provence.
Celebrate with Patsy, and enjoy the moment.
The Cabernet Franc is grown following sustainable practices on the Lesley’s vineyard in the Red Triangle growing district of Hawkes Bay. I hand pick and whole bunch press the grapes to minimise the colour pick up, then ferment the pale juice until dry. I leave the new wine on lees for several weeks to gain weight and texture before racking and bottling in late winter.