Pretty in pink – Brookdale’s Mason Road Serendipity rosé 

Brookdale winemaker Kiara Scott on the wine tasting terrace

HONOUR the month of love with Brookdale’s Mason Road Serendipity Rosé. Named after a moment where chance and opportunity came together, the wine is exactly that, as it was never planned to happen.

A single block of Grenache Noir had been planted at Brookdale in the Paarl winelands, to create a notable red wine blend. However, on the day of its first harvest in 2020, proprietor Tim Rudd and winemaker Kiara Scott were tasting the grapes and were inspired to use the entire block for an elegant rosé blend. 

“It was a complete leap of faith and the result is a summery, medium-bodied rosé as unexpected as it is marvellous. Proof that exploration of the unknown can result in something truly remarkable!” says Rudd.

The wine was popular right from the first vintage. A testament to the curious and to elegant South African rosé wines, Serendipity Rosé is made in the Provence-style, boasting a beautiful, pale salmon pink colour. The elegant nose offers raspberry, watermelon, and citrus peel and the well-balanced palate has good fruit concentration featuring watermelon, strawberry, and grapefruit, with subtle floral notes. The wine is well structured with a pronounced presence, medium acidity and lingering aftertaste.

Rosé wine is widely known as one of the fastest growing wine categories. Says winemaker Kiara Scott: “Gone are the days of having rosé only at the poolside! Our South African rosés are becoming serious wines that you can enjoy with food or by itself. I love the Mason Road Serendipity Rosé because of its versatility. It offers so much, a beautiful bouquet of flavours with refreshing acidity, with a small portion wooded that adds to a well-rounded mouthfeel – it is the perfect wine to share with a loved one on Valentine’s Day.”

At the new Bistro at Brookdale, the Serendipity Rosé is a match made in heaven with a starter dish of char-grilled baby gem lettuce, with pickled red onion, avocado, croutons, capers, wakame and cashew dressing; or duck leg confit – crisp breast, sweet potato, pak choi, fine beans and ginger gastrique as main course.

Brookdale wines are for sale at the new tasting room on the estate, open daily from 11am to 5pm (closed on Mondays), at leading wine merchants and may be ordered from the estate for delivery countrywide.

The Bistro at Brookdale is open for lunch, as well as dinner on Valentine’s Day. Bookings via Dineplan.

Call +27 (0)76 400 0229/restaurant and tasting room: The Bistro at Brookdale +27 (0) 87 183 3919.

Web | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

You might also like
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments