A brand new Polkadraai Rosé has been released to celebrate 10 years of the deliciously cheery Stellenbosch wine brand.

Polkadraai Rose

This cherub of a wine is the cherry on the cake, the polkadot on a pristine canvas, that leads the Stellenbosch Hills range into its new decade.

The Polkadraai Rosé shimmers with a delicate, salmon pink. Give it a little nasal snuffle and the lush bouquet reveals its opulent blooms – suggestions of red berry and the gentlest of petals. Hints of sweet melon and stone fruit wash over the tongue from the first sip.

It hails from Shiraz grapes, hand-picked from healthy vines in the Polkadraai region of Stellenbosch. Carefully shaped through vinification to a classic style, the wine is fresh and dry. The palate is medium-bodied with a satisfying crispness that is simply happiness in a glass.

Chill it and there’s no occasion the wine won’t fit. For food, Polkadraai Rosé’s the secret bombshell ingredient when served with creamy pasta with salmon, prawns or chicken; soft cheese; or strawberry pavlova.

Fun-loving tribute to all things polka

The wine is the brainchild of Stellenbosch Hills, an award-winning winery in the farming district of Vlottenburg. Grapes are sourced from 16 member-farms that encompass a spectrum of soils, climate and topography, enabling selection of the best cultivars and premium quality fruit to produce a greater variety of distinctive wines, all of which are vinified in the winery’s state-of-the-art cellar.

The Polkadraai wine range gets its name from the winding road connecting the diverse vineyards used by Stellenbosch Hills. It’s also the philosophy of the range: a fun-loving tribute to all things polka, from the lively dance to the playful polka dot pattern.

Its launch on the anniversary of the range comes as the most recent in a line of milestones. These include the 65th anniversary of the winery in 2010, the year Polkadraai Pinot Noir Sparkling was launched.

What: Polkadraai Rosé