South African Rose Wines

South African rosé is made from only red wine varieties, as they have strict legislation on blending. Locally it is called Blanc de Noir, which means white from black. The grapes are crushed and the juice is kept in contact with the skins for just long enough to extract the right amount of pigment to get that perfect pale pink tinge. South African rosé is made as if it were a white wine, and they can still reverent a spectrum of different colours depending on varying production techniques. South Africa produces a range of rosés for pale salmon pink to darker red colours. Rosé is also made from Pinotgae, a local cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage. This comes out as a delicious pale pink, and is perfect with sea food and light dishes.