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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France. It has a wide-ranging reputation for relative ease of cultivation and ability to adapt to different conditions. The grape is very "malleable", in that it reflects and takes on the impression of its terroir and winemaker. It is a highly vigorous vine, with extensive leaf cover which can inhibit the energy and nutrient uptake of its grape clusters. 

     - Sparkling Chardonnay: This wine is the perfect drink for any celebration. The grapes are picked earlier and the bubbles open up this      dry wine, enhancing the great taste.

     - Unwooded Chardonnay: A full bodied chardonnay with a clean crisp taste for peaches and nectarines.

     - Oaked Chardonnay: Fresh and zesty, the oak lends support and gives a loverly vanilla texture. With a butteriness finish.


Savagnin / Savagnin Blanc

Savagnin or Savagnin blanc (not to be confused with Sauvignon blanc) is a variety of white wine grape with green-skinned berries. It is mostly grown in the Jura region of France (or here at Roses) where it is made into Savagnin wine.

     - Savagnin: This refreshingly light savagnin exhibits many citrus flavours which provide a very dry finish. A perfectly rounded wine which is excellent to drink by itself oe with your favourite seafood.


Verdelho

Verdelho is a white wine grape grown throughout Portugal, though most associated with the island of Madeira, and also gives its name to one of the four main types of Madeira wine. Verdelho is a moderately vigorous vine that produces small bunches of small oval berries with a high skin to juice ratio. The skins of the berry can be thick and taste "hard" when eaten. The grapes ripen early but can be prone to powdery mildew. The vines can also be susceptible to frost during the spring.

     - Verdelho: A beautifully perfuned nose of citrus, melon and apples, with a hint of spice. This wine is great for any occasion. 


Rose'

Rosé (from French rosé; also known as rosado in Portugal and Spanish-speaking countries and rosato in Italy) is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method.

     - Sparkling Rose': A lovely light dry sparkilng rose’ with fruity flavours. Peferct for a hot summers afternoon.

                                                          - Rose: Another great rose’ with an lolly flavour to add sweetness. Best for drinking now but would cellar for a few years.

                                                         

Chambourcin

Chambourcin is a French-American interspecific hybrid grape variety used for making wine. Its parentage is uncertain. The hybrid was produced by Joannes Seyve who often used Seibel hybrids produced in the 1860s. The grape has only been available since 1963 and it has a good resistance to fungal disease.

     - Sparkling Chambourcin: A fresh sweet aroma with the hint of an earthy or woody flavour on the front palate. Then a spicy peppery finish is helped along by the bubbles.

     - Chambourcin: This famous grape of the hastings valley is perfect to enjoy now or leave for a few years to allow it to mature. Note the mild spices to the palate. Chambourcin is renowned for it’s earthy and woody flavours.


Malbec 

Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. Malbec is very susceptible to various grape diseases and viticultural hazards most notably frost, coulure, downey mildew and rot but the development of new clones and vineyard management techniques have helped control some of these potential problems. When it is not afflicted with these various ailments, particularly coulure, it does have the potential to produce high yields.

     - Malbec: Deep rich plumb colour, blackberry notes with a tannic finish provides a well rounded wine.


The Doctors Script (White Port)

     - The Doctors Script: A white port from the chardonnay grape, with a light golden colour and a strong honey flavour finished off with a punch of spice. Will age well.


The Doctors Drop (Red Port)

     - The Doctors Drop: With it’s rich deep colour, fresh crisp taste lends to a pleasant sweet yet spicy flavour. Young and will age well.




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