Make Durbanville Rosé Your Go-To Wine This Summer

Summertime just loves South African rosé. It’s popular not only because it looks great in a glass and is refreshing and delicious. It’s all-natural too. Rosé wines, like those from the Durbanville Wine Valley, are made from fruit that loves the sunshine about as much as the excellent Sauvignon Blancs for which the region is known.

Benefitting from its proximity to the cool Atlantic Ocean, outstanding soils and higher elevation, the vineyards of Durbanville are renowned for making exceptional wine. The consistent awards made to wineries of the region affirm this fact.

Why opt for a Durbanville rosé specifically?

A cooler climate generally allows winemakers to craft wines that are fresher and more expressive. Lower temperatures preserve acidity and allow fruit to develop to their best at a slower pace. In the Durbanville Wine Valley, this means flavours go from good to better and then best!

Like all wines, rose? reflects its provenance – the sum of natural and cultural winemaking influences. Great fruit relies on good soils and an ideal climate, but also knowledgeable care in the vineyards and winery to become great wine. In Durbanville, rosé is made from vineyards cultivated specifically for its making.

Furthermore, exuberance and clarity of flavours and aromas intersect in all great rosé. Understanding this simple fact is what has made Durbanville rosé a wine of choice whatever the season!

Wine for every occasion and palate

Durbanville rosé wines comprise a diverse selection:

  • Bloemendal Merlot Rosé ’22:
    Easy-drinking, off-dry wine with notes of sweet berries and a rounded acidity.
  • D’Aria Blush ’23:
    Crisp and characterised by hints of cantaloupe, rose, cherry and mulberry.
  • De Grendel Rosé ’23:
    Dry palate with notes of watermelon, raspberry coulis and passion fruit.
  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Rosé ’23:
    Delicate and lively, showing passion fruit, lime, cherry and strawberry.
  • Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé ’23:
    Elegant, fresh and crisp with flavours of ripe red berries and Turkish delight.
  • Groot Phesantekraal Syrah Rosé ’23:
    The colour of salmon; elegant and smooth with notes of ripe strawberry.
  • Klein Roosboom Rosé ’23:
    Candyfloss and strawberry notes show with fresh cherries and grapefruit.
  • Maastricht Pinotage Rosé ’23:
    Notes of pomegranate, cranberry with nuances of candy floss and blossoms.
  • Meerendal Pinotage Rosé:
    A dark, salmon-pink wine that shows sweet strawberries and cream.

Not only are the Durbanville rosé wines finely crafted from the best vineyards by experienced wineries, they’re also exceptionally good value. Among these listed are top performers at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and the Perold Pinotage Rosé Awards. Their prices vary between R84 and R115.

Enjoy Durbanville rosé as a simple refresher on a hot day or with a range of dishes including seafood like sushi and oysters to salads and even with a traditional braai. Plus, spicy foods and rosé go very well together too.

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