There are no signs of the market’s enjoyment of pink wine slowing down any time soon. Happily for the wine industry which took such a knock during the pandemic lockdown, sales of rosé are still brisk.

Calitzdorp producer De Krans is well known for its fortified port-style wines but in the past few years has started to broaden its offering, frequently using its Portuguese grape varieties.

Equal to the boom of the variety in styles of chenin blanc, rosé also offers a large and delightful range when it comes to colour, grape variety, acidity and sugar levels. It is easy to imagine
feeling like a kid in a candy store when faced with the rosé section of any grocer or liquor store – slightly overwhelmed, but keenly excited to try them all.

Having moved from cabernet sauvignon to tinta barocca, De Krans Wines finally settled on pinotage three years ago and has not looked back. The ever-loyal pinotage grape is not only a wonderful representation of South African wine heritage, but the grape is well suited to rosé and elevates the style of wine to new heights when it comes to flavour profile.

The De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2020 has a delicate, light pink colour with a refreshing, crisp acidity and fruit character of red fruit flavours on the palate.

This wine is currently the fastest growing wine in the De Krans Wine portfolio and for good reason – since changing to pinotage, the wine has steadily been racking up multiple awards,
which include winning Gold at the Gold Wine Awards in 2019, Double Gold at the Rosé Rocks 2019 competition and Double Gold at the 2019 Ultra Value Challenge.