2018
Blackwater
'Lazy Lucy' Rosé
Western Cape

2018
Blackwater
'Lazy Lucy' Rosé
Western Cape

Francois does it again with his fresh and beautifully crafted 2018 rosé. Consumers - you are in for a treat!

The blend consists of Cinsaut from dryland bush vines and Syrah from trellised, dryland vines. The grapes are handpicked, destemmed and pressed. The juice is co-fermented in stainless steel, then racked off the lees after 4 weeks. Light fining and cold stabilization is performed prior to bottling. Francois believes this expression of 'Lucy' is spot on due to the slightly sandy soils. The developed skins were thin as a result, allowing Francois to focus on adequate fruit-forwardness and not worry about overpowering tannins or color extraction.

The final product is divine and hardly 'Lazy'. Flirtatious aromas of candied strawberries, rhubarb and raspberry swirl frozen yogurt jump out of the glass. Dig a little deeper and discover a more serious 'Lucy'. She exhibits crisp minerality and unique notes reminiscent of an ocean breeze. The palate is juicy and gulpable, yet presents enough acid to guarantee food friendliness.

  • Region: Western Cape
  • Varietal: 56% Cinsaut - 44% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Vineyard: Two vineyards in Paarl
  • Vine Age: Varied
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Sandy Profile
  • Alcohol: 11.6%
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Bottled Date: April 9, 2018
  • Production: 500 cases
Winery & Regional Information
STELLENBOSCH

Many of the photos you see of South African vineyards – positioned in front of striking granite mountains,–are from the Stellenbosch area. It contains the most developed vineyares; it is home to an important wine University (University of Stellenbosch); and it is the center of wine tourism. In short, Stellenbosch is to South African wine much like Napa is to... Learn More »

BLACKWATER WINES

STELLENBOSCH

Blackwater Wine is the brainchild of Francois Haasbroek, a man that is unequivocally part of the bright future of South African wine. Francois completed his schooling in Stellenbosch, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and food.  After enrolling at Stellenbosch University and graduating with a bachelor's degree in science – viticulture and oenology, he did his first stint as a 'cellar rat' at Neil Ellis wines in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The travel bug bit and the need to see how others do what they do led to his first stop: California, where he worked at Dry Creek Vineyard in Sonoma in 2003. Learn More »

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