Barton Estate Pinot Noir Rosé – last few bottles of 2017 vintage, with its light salmon pink colour and enticing, strawberry fruit aromas – a must for the summer.
This is an attractive just off dry, very fruity rosé which is soft, smooth and elegant with cherry and strawberry flavours coupled with a prolonged aftertaste. The 2017 vintage is still drinking very well and is great value. The follow on 2018 vintage will show a rise in price, so snap up the last few bottles of this vintage!
Pinot Noir is not the easiest grape to grow, but the Barton Estate have achieved success with this wine. The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the early morning at optimum ripeness, selected, crushed, destalked and left on the skins for 6 hours before being subjected to a gentle press. After fermentation, it was left on the lees for 4 months before racking and bottling.
Only 4300 bottles made of this wine in the family-run estate about an hour and half to the SE of Cape Town. Barton’s vineyards are in the Botriver area on the cooler south slopes of the Kogelberg hills, where the summer hear is reduced by Atlantic breezes from Walker Bay, this climate enables them to successfully grow Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon, Semillon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre. The endangered Blue Crane featured on the label has made its home in the Barton Estate.