Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2019

Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2019 Foothills Vineyards Wine Awards

Tasting Notes

Delicate copper pink, showcased by a flint bottle. An original blend, designed to offer something different: Shiraz for the colour and berry flavour, Semillon for the mouthfeel and Viognier for the aromatic perfume and tropical notes. The effect is complex, , with interwoven layers of fresh strawberries, greengage, a touch of winter melon and fynbos, and Viognier’s floral top note. It’s expressive yet elegant and sophisticated. And bone dry, which means food pairing is no problem, yet also good enough to drink on its own.

Blend Information
83% Shiraz, Semillon, Viognier

Food Suggestions
Elegant, dry, clean and fresh, this is the quintessential food wine, can partner almost anything.

In The Vineyard
Located in the foothillsof the towering Helderberg mountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

About The Harvest
Age of Vines: Planted in 2008 and 2009
Clone: Shiraz: SH9; Viognier VR1A
Yield: 6 tons/ha

Grapes are handpicked at 22.5 to 23° Balling in the morning when the weather is cooler, and placed in small lug boxes which reduces compaction and damage to the fruit. The grapes are then hand sorted on sorting tables.

In The Cellar
Our experienced winemaker, Bernard Le Roux has been a part of the Foothills team since early 2014 and is passionate about producing site specific wines which reflect our unique terroir.

Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2017 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2016 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2015 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2014 Bernard le Roux Shiraz