Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The estate has a rich farming history dating back to 1771. Then a fruit farm, Warwick only emerged at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate in 1964 and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Through determination and commitment, Norma Ratcliffe became one of the Cape’s first female winemakers – and one of its most illustrious wine personalities, whose legacy is immortalised in the Warwick “First Lady” range.
VARIETAL: 100% Pinotage
WINEMAKING: Grapes are picked at low sugars and ripeness to make this delicate and juicy Rose. Skin contact is kept to a minimum to ensure the beautiful light colour of the wine. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and bottled soon after the fermentation is complete to ensure the freshness stays in the bottle.
FOOD PAIRING: Melon, feta, rocket and parma ham salad. Grilled summer vegetable antipasti.