Rosé has had a recent revival in South Africa. I mean it’s always been here. But it’s never really been taken seriously. More country music than rock and roll. It may have a reputation of being a fun drink with little sophistication, but a new wave of winemakers are bucking the trend by using various methods to add complexity to the wine. Meet Alphabetical Rosé. No vin ordinaire! It may be pink and pretty but it’s also manly & sophisticated. “A more complex rosé offering – aged 12 months in old 300L French oak barrels to add a finesse and structure that lacks so often in rosé. Made from Mourvedre and Cinsault grown in Darling, the wine is light in colour but provides unexpected character and flavour. Not just a summer porch pounder, this is the drink-me-all-year-round rosé!” This rosé, like it’s two predecessors in the Alphabetical gang, is an unique offering. It packs more of a punch than its lilo friendly counterparts. It has a greater body, good structure and a complexity on the palate; broader mouthfeel and rounder texture. All this without diminishing the fresh fruit, acidity and elegance of the wine.