Mother Rock Force Celeste Rose Swartland, South Africa 2020

Mother Rock Force Celeste Rose Swartland, South Africa 2020

Regular price $20.00
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This rosé is made from 100% Cinsault from organically farmed grapes that come from 30 year old vines in a single vineyard site.  The wine isn't fined or filtered and only has a very minimal additon of sulfur upon bottling.

Cinsault may not seem like a South African grape but it has incredbily strong roots here.  At one time, it was the most widely planted red grape varietal, and until the 1930s, was called Hermitage.  It is one of the parent grapes (the other being Pinot Noir) of the hybrid grape, Pinotage, that was specifically created in the 1930s for South Africa. Ever wonder how Pinotage got its name?  Pinot Noir + Hermitage = Pinotage. 

What's in the bottle?  Red fruit, earthy spice, and good acidity.