Taste of Summer with Stellenbosch Hills Polkadraai Rosé

Gather your friends and get ready for a taste of Summer with Stellenbosch Hills Polkadraai Rosé.

For nearly 15 years, Stellenbosch Hills has produced vibrant and vivacious wines under the Polkadraai label, and these wines have become a firm favourite in households across South Africa. The Polkadraai wine range gets its name from the winding road connecting the diverse vineyards supplying Stellenbosch Hills with exceptional grapes. It’s also the philosophy of the range: a fun-loving tribute to all things polka, from the lively dance to the playful polka dot pattern.

The 100% Shiraz Polkadraai Rosé embodies all the fun and playfulness intended with the Polkadraai wine range. This medium-bodied rosé is a delicate but bright Salmon-coloured wine inspired by the essence of Summer. This wine is all about giving your taste buds a refreshing experience. With its fresh, crisp acidity and a mouthfeel that lingers on your palate, it’s the perfect companion for those warm summer days.

The 2023 Polkadraai Rosé, a Gold Medal winner at the 2023 Rosé Wine and Spirits Challenge, showcases a symphony of red berries and delicate floral flavours with a hint of sweet melon and stone fruit aromas that uplift the taste experience.

For the young, summer means games on the beach, pool parties, and frozen desserts. Most adults probably enjoy all those things, too – only with a side of rosé. As refreshing as a chilled glass of pink wine can be, there’s another exciting way to enjoy rosé this year – as a delicious frozen treat.

This summer, we’re taking our love for Rosé to a cooler level with our mouth-watering frozen rosé popsicles with summer berries. Not only is a rosé popsicle a pleasant, although unexpected, way to impress your guests with your wine of choice – but it also brings the aromas of the Polkadraai Rosé to life in your glass and makes for a beautiful display of this pink wine.

Picture yourself enjoying these refreshing treats with your friends while soaking up the sun, playing a game of cards and sharing a laugh. Whether you are planning a fun games night or hosting a summer get-together, the Stellenbosch Hills award-winning Polkadraai Rosé will certainly be the star of the occasion.

Celebrate Summer in style with a Polkadraai Rosé and berry popsicle!

1 bottle of Polkadraai Rosé
2 cups of rehydrated berries
2 – 3 Tablespoons of Rosé syrup (simple syrup)
Berries for decoration

Set aside a small handful of freeze-dried berries to be used in the popsicle containers.

Rehydrate the rest of the freeze-dried berries with water following the instructions on the package. In a blender, combine the berries and 2-3 cups of Polkadraai Rosé until the mixture is smooth, add 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener according to your taste. We recommend a simple rosé syrup (see recipe below).

Add freeze-dried berries to the popsicle mould and pour the blended mixture into the moulds. Freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.

Serve your Rosé popsicle in a glass of Polkadraai Rosé.

Recipe: Rosé simple syrup

In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup dry rosé to a boil. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Store syrup in a glass jar and use within 1 month.

Summer has certainly never tasted better!

For more information about Stellenbosch Hills Winery and their range of wines, please visit their website at www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za

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