South africaís happiest wine has simply hit double digits. Thatís proper: polkadraai ñ the deliciously cheery stellenbosch wine that invites you to interrupt out and live at the polka side of lifestyles ñ is an entire 10 years antique. And to mark this pleasant occasion, it welcomes a newbie. Ladies and gents, please put your palms collectively for polkadraai rosÈ! This cherub of a wine is the cherry at the cake; the polkadot on a pristine canvas, that leads the stellenbosch hills range into its new decade. As its unswerving lovers already recognise: for the reason that release of polkadraai in 2009, the fun has in no way stopped. Now have a look at the first rate newcomer. The polkadraai rosÈ shimmers with a delicate, salmon red. Give it a bit nasal snuffle and the plush bouquet reveals its opulent blooms ñ recommendations of purple berry and the gentlest of petals. Guidelines of sweet melon and stone fruit wash over the tongue from the first sip. To be sure, this wine is crafted with all the care and interest that makes it awesome. It hails from shiraz grapes, hand-picked from healthful vines inside the polkadraai place of stellenbosch. Carefully formed through vinification to a conventional fashion, the wine is sparkling and dry. The palate is medium-bodied with a satisfying crispness this is truely happiness in a pitcher. Relax it and thereís no event the wine gainedít suit. For food, polkadraai rosÈís the secret bombshell aspect whilst served with creamy pasta with salmon, prawns or hen; soft cheese; or, strawberry pavlova. The wine is the brainchild of stellenbosch hills, an award-prevailing vineyard inside the farming district of vlottenburg. Grapes are sourced from 16 member-farms that embody a spectrum of soils, climate and topography, allowing choice of the fine cultivars and top rate nice fruit to produce a wider variety of distinctive wines, all of which might be vinified within the vineyardís modern day cellar. The polkadraai wine range receives its call from the winding avenue connecting the diverse vineyards utilized by stellenbosch hills. Itís additionally the philosophy of the variety: a amusing-loving tribute to all matters polka, from the energetic dance to the playful polka dot sample. Its release on the anniversary of the variety comes as the most latest in a line of milestones. Those include the 65th anniversary of the vineyard in 2010, the 12 months polkadraai pinot noir sparkling was released. A year later, polkadraai were given greater social with the release of its 3-litre p. C..
The community initiative polkakids become also born. The venture sees every polkadraai wine buy make contributions to schooling. A percent of all sales is donated to the vlottenburg number one school thru the polka children community challenge of which stellenbosch hills has been a consumer considering 2009. The college has some 400 rookies that include the younger kids of maximum of the vineyard and vineyard employees at stellenbosch hills. The polkadraai variety of easy-consuming, nicely-balanced wines includes the blends of chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc, and pinotage and merlot; pinot noir sparkling rosÈ; sauvignon blanc brut; and, the three-litre sauvignon blanc and merlot/shiraz. Polkadraai has usually been easy at the palate and just as easy on the pocket. The new polkadraai rosÈ follows on this lifestyle, selling from the cellar door for just r48/bottle.