karen. is a sophisticated, dry, fruit-driven, aged rosé wine with a uniquely balanced yet complex palate, made from a single icon block of Merlot grapes. Its delicate salmon-pink and onion skin hue reveals at first sight the serious style of this exceptional wine.

Abundant sunlight helps our vines achieve sufficient bud fertility for us to use hand spur pruning with great success. Shoot and leaf thinning is managed carefully during the summer to achieve desired sun exposure which leads to perfectly balanced grapes at harvest time. Bunch and berry selection in the vineyards take place a few times between véraison (the onset of ripening) and harvest. Merlot grapes with a very high concentration of red and black berry flavours are picked in the early morning of harvest.

In the cellar, the Merlot grapes are carefully whole bunch pressed during a very soft cycle. The juice is tasted frequently and when we reach the desired density and structure the pressing is stopped. Then the juice slowly ferments at low temperatures until completely dry.

After careful bottling, our karen. rosé is aged in the bottle for a minimum of eighteen months. Each bottle of karen. is then labeled by hand on the estate with hand block-pressed labels.

It is a combination of our unique terroir, uncompromising viticulture, extremely passionate winemaking and patient, purposeful ageing that separates karen. from other rosé wines. The result is a well-weighted rosé that boasts a complex character and lingering palate.

Vintage Notes

Vintage Notes