Region: Grapes grown in Darling, South Africa, dealcohlization in Germany Varietal: 100% Syrah Alcohol: 0.5% by volume
Deliciously well-balanced red wine that is deep ruby red in colour with hints of ripe red fruit, crushed black pepper, dried rose petal and candied cherries integrated with French oak tannins.
Produced with Syrah grapes from dryland farmed vineyards in Darling, South Africa. The grapes are grown in strategically selected sites, which get the warm sunny and cooling effect of the Atlantic Ocean. Deep soils from decomposed granite and rich clay help to provide good drainage.
Dealcoholised to 0.5% using a gently spun cone technology under vacuum and at low temperature to ensure that the wine retains its distinctive body, colour and flavour. After the initial malolactic fermentation, NOUGHTY ROUGE is racked into second and third fill barrels and stainless-steel tanks with a combination of French and American oak staves to 12 months to add structure and complexity.