With a name as enticing as its delicate rose petal hue, Fairview is proud to introduce a more serious style of rosé wine, the Fairview Rose Quartz 2016.
With a trendsetting blend of 41% Grenache Noir, 39% Carignan and 20% Cinsault, these versatile and striking varieties have resulted in Fairview’s first premium rosé, Rose Quartz 2016. For the winemaking process, the grapes were handpicked and transferred to the cellar, where they underwent whole-bunch pressing, leaving the juice to settle overnight. Then, the juice was racked off the lees and 45% was fermented in older French oak barrels before it was meticulously blended and bottled.
The result is a wine that displays a beautiful rose petal hue, and offers stunning notes of fresh quince, cherries and pomegranate on the nose, ending off with a crisp mineral finish.
“Rosé wine is the perfect ‘in-between’ wine. Our pale, fresh Rose Quartz is a welcome addition to the range. It’s a great summer wine, packed with fruit and complexity,” says winemaker Anthony de Jager.
This very versatile wine is well balanced and delicious when paired with salads, creamy pasta