Type: Rosé Wine
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Code: AVON360
Taking its name from the Khoi San name for Table Mountain, Camissa is Avondale's premium rose and one of our favourites too!

Avondale Wine

The picturesque 160-hectare farm that is today known as Avondale has been under cultivation for more than 300 years. Early records show that the land was one of the first in the Paarl Valley to be allocated specifically for the production of wine grapes. Avondale is now home to the Grieve Family and 25 farm worker families. As the pioneers of Vital Health Foods, South Africa’s leading health food company, the Grieves have an innate focus on well-being that encompasses the land and its community of people. Avondale are committed to providing fair and decent living and working conditions to enable their people to enjoy healthy, balanced lives.

A blend of three flavourful varieties, Camissa presents an aroma of rose petals and fresh red fruits of the forest. Hints of Turkish Delight and lemon on the palate with a perfectly balanced acidity. Camissa may initially appear sweet but it finishes completely dry.
We love this wine with paella!
The grapes were picked at between 22˚ and 23˚ Balling. The Muscat grapes were de-stemmed and left on the skins in the stainless steel tank for three to four days, with a stirring once or twice a day until natural fermentation started. The wine was then pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The Mourvedre and Grenache grapes were pressed as whole bunches, settled and fermented in 500-litre used French Oak barrels. The varietals were kept on the lees for twelve months then blended and bottled.

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