Cape Provincial Rosé
The name ‘Provence’ was derived from the Roman name ‘Provincia Nostra’, simply meaning ‘Our Province’. Life in our own province is synonymous with glorious Spring and Long Summer days to be enjoyed outdoors at the coast or in the winelands alongside fresh meals prepared from some of the Cape’s best produce, our very own Provence. Ever alert to industry opportunities and gaps in the market, Johann Rupert commissioned the team at Anthonij Rupert Wyne to research and investigate the premium South African Rosé category in 2014 and ‘15.
Cape Coastal Region
Similar to the terroir of Provence, the Cape Coastal region offers up the perfect terrain for the cultivation of the traditional Provençal cultivars (Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah), including incredibly varied terrain, ample sun, a cooling breeze from the ocean and a combination of limestone and clay soils in which these cultivars find the ultimate expression of the Cape. Sourced from great old vineyards in the Coastal regions of South Africa, made in a Provençal-style with the traditional grape varietals of Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, depending on the vintage, we aim to make beautifully dry, quintessential South African, coral wines on par with those so prized internationally.