Very pale red colour with an almost garnet appearance. Fragrant, ripe nose with warm, plummy dark cherry and blackberry fruit, and a hint of baked cherry pie. The palate is light, juicy, almost crunchy in a way, with a pronounced savoury, structured edge. Dense, mouth-filling and spicy with some drying tannins.
This is a natural fermentation wine using stainless steel and gentle pressing, leading to a lighter bodied and fresh style of red Grenache than what you would expect from South Africa. Best enjoyed slightly chilled!
Fantastic with Tuna steak, grilled prawns, ratatouille, or antipasti.
Chasing Rabbits is a project between the UK base importer and winemaker Corlea Fourie. The grapes come from a vineyard called Gesamelike Wei, which means communal pasture – the site was originally used for grazing by nomadic trek farmers. The current vineyard was established in 2016, with bush vines planted on decomposed granite soils at an elevation of 250m. The focus is premium Grenache.
Producer: Project wine (Bosman Family Vineyards)
Country: South Africa
Region: Wellington (Western Cape)
Status: Vegan, Organic