{news} Keeping it light this summer with Robertson Winery

Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering, innovation and keeping abreast with the times, launched the first collection of light cultivar wines in 2008, featuring a: Sauvignon Blanc Extra Light, Chenin Blanc Light and Pinotage Rosé Light. This popular range was extended when an Extra Light Merlot was added to the collection in 2011.

With the trend towards a healthier lifestyle and the stricter enforcement of drinking and driving laws, this innovative new refreshing light, fruity style of wine – with lighter alcohol levels and fewer calories, without sacrificing quality and taste – proved to be very popular.

To read my review on Robertson Winery‘s Constitution Road wines, click here!

The energy or kilojoules in wine come from two sources – the alcohol, and the residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation. All four wines in the Light Cultivar range have lower alcohol levels, around 9% compared to the normal 12 or 13%. In addition, the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are termed Extra Light because they are extra dry (with 2.5 grams/litre (g/l) or less residual sugar) resulting in a third less calories.

ROBERTSON WINERY LIGHT SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019: Low in alcohol | Low in kilojoules

Winemaker’s comments: This refreshingly dry wine is zesty with attractive notes of freshly-cut grass and green pepper, with a grapefruit zip.

Retail price: R50 – R55

ROBERTSON WINERY LIGHT CHENIN BLANC 2019: Low in alcohol | Off-dry

Winemaker’s comments: This off-dry wine is refreshing with captivating yellow apple, pear and floral notes.

Retail price: R50 – R55

ROBERTSON WINERY EXTRA LIGHT PINOTAGE ROSÉ 2019: Low in alcohol | Off-dry

Winemaker’s comments: This beautiful pale coral off-dry rosé delights with upfront red cherry and ripe strawberry notes.

Awards: Gold medal at the 2019 Rosé Rocks Awards

Retail price: R50 – R55

ROBERTSON WINERY EXTRA LIGHT MERLOT 2018: Low in alcohol | Low in kilojoules

Winemaker’s comments: Enticing aromas of mulberry, cinnamon and spice lead to ripe plum and sweet black cherry flavours.

Retail price: R50 – R55

To read my review on Robertson Winery‘s Pink Sparkling Brut Rosé, click here!

WINEMAKER: The Robertson Winery Light Cultivar wines are made by Francois Weich, the passionate and totally focused winemaker who has been at Robertson Winery since 1997 and who lives and breathes wine.

ROBERTSON WINERY, 160km from Cape Town, is situated in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley. The tasting room is open seven days a week.

  • Tel: 023 626-3059
  • Email: info@robertsonwinery.co.za
  • Website: https://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/
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