The wine has a pale copper hue with an inviting, earthy nose, showing aromas of red cherry, tomato leaf, clay pot and acacia blossom. The cherry character of the nose follows through onto the palate with flavours of red apple, pink grapefruit and nuances of blood orange, watermelon and poached pear. The wine is made in a luscious, round and fruity style, yet is elegant and focused, with vibrant, yet integrated, acidity. Wild strawberries, pomegranate and subtle hints of cloves and star anise linger on a clean, dry finish.
The Porcupine Ridge Ros? is made from Cinsault with Syrah using the Saignee method for juice extraction prior to fermentation. Cold settling and fermentation with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Juice from mainly younger vines was used, offering a vibrant, fruity profile. We do not acidify any juice nor wine and believe that the fruit offered enough natural acidity to create a balanced, refreshing wine.