Laibach Ladybird Rose 2020

Country
South Africa
Region
Stellenbosch
Producer
Laibach Vineyards
Grape(s)
Chenin Blanc (60%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
Merlot (10%)
Pinotage (10%)
Type
Rose
Style
Rose
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
Organic
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

This famous region is 30 miles north east of Cape Town yet still close enough to the ocean to benefit from cool maritime conditions. These beautiful vineyards are dominated by scenic mountains and the region is home to some of the Cape`s most famous and influential wine estates. The most noted and important vineyards are located on the prized slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. This small and highly rated sub-zone has fantastic terroir and is where many of South Africa`s top red cuvees are produced.

Producer

One of the Cape`s more recent wine estates having been purchased by the Laibach-Kuehner family in the early 1990s. An initial investment saw the 40 hectare property totally replanted and this was followed by the building of a state of the art and contemporary winery. Stuffed full of modern winemaking kit but using traditional barrel ageing, this is a wine estate with a growing reputation right on top of its game. Managed by the very likeable Mike Malherbe, a totally fanatical grape grower and in tandem with the exceptionally talented winemaker, Francois van Zyl they endeavour to craft modern drinkable and delicious wines for a sophisticated and discerning market. The first winery in South Africa to convert to organic viticulture in the early 2000s.
Tasting Notes
All grapes are handpicked for this wine and were picked early to have lower alcohol, less colour and more freshness. The result of this is a beautiful, pale, salmon pink wine with a fresh strawberry and floral nose. Summer fruits explode onto the palate balanced by a refreshing, natural acidity.
Food
To be enjoyed on its own or with salads, cold meats and light summer dishes.
Media
Platter Guide 2020 81 points.