2022 brings an exciting blend of two Riebeek Kasteel vineyards. The wine continues to be named after Francois’ English Bulldog who views getting up to muck around as serious work. There might be a paleness in color though there is noticeable high-viz intensity of flavor. This is a truly magnificent bottling and the finest rosé Francois has made to this day.
The grapes were hand-harvested into small picking bins and brought back to the winery. A portion of the grapes were de-stemmed and the rest was whole-bunch pressed to obtain the color extraction that Francois was seeking. Fermentation occurred naturally and malolactic fermentation was not carried out. After three months aging on lees in stainless steel the wine was then very lightly fined with bentonite for protein stability, and it was bottled three months post-harvest with a small addition of sulfur.