Everyone, meet karen. Our new favourite rosé, from the lush landscapes of Franschhoek, South Africa. Mark Eisen and his wife Karen (who the wine is named after) own the beautiful winery Normandie Est. 1693, working together with winemaker and viticulturalist Johan Viljoen, well-known for his role as a VinPro viticultural consultant (who trained at Petrus and Lafite-Rothschild as well as at some of Napa’s great estates). Their passion for wine and the detail they put into it is striking and really comes through in their exceptional rosé.
karen. is a sophisticated and memorable Merlot rosé wine with a salmon-pink and onion skin hue. Delicate aromas of freshly cut ruby grapefruit and strawberries evolve on the palate to more complex flavours of citrus and gooseberries. Hints of herbs surprise before supple tannins together with a fresh, balanced mouthfeel lead to a lingering finish. #rosewine #rose #southafricanwine #summerwine #normandie1693 #franschhoekwine #capewinelands #winewednesday #wineoftheweek