Do not be fooled. This is no damsel in distress. This is the girl next door with attitude. This is Lizzy Bennet with a dash of vamp.

Ingénue is the only Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé in the world comprised entirely of free run juice matured in new French oak barrels using only wild yeast fermentation. This unique pedigree captures the classic beauty yet brooding complexity of this benchmark cultivar in a sophisticated, sensuous and stylish offering sure to bewitch your mind, body and soul in the most pleasing ways. A once-off limited release of 6 barrels (150 cases) only.

Gold Medal

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold Medal

Vitis Vinifera Awards


Vintage: 2011
Age of Vines: 15 years
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: David John Bate with Andries van der Walt
Production: 6 barrels (150 cases) only as a once-off offering
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Yield (t/ha): 4 t/ha
°Balling/Harvest: Average 22 û
Alcohol (%/vol): 12%
Residual Sugar: 2.84 g/l
TA: 6.68 g/l
VA: 0.56 g/l
FSO2: 45 mg/l
pH: 3.3
Selection: Vin de goutte (made entirely of free run juice)
Maturation: Wild yeast fermentation followed by 9 months barrel maturation in new French oak barrels (Allier and Nevers) of medium plus toast
UPC: 6009800287806 (individual bottles)
SCC: 06009800287134 (cases of 12 bottles)



Rich, radiant palates of pink illuminate the natural beauty and complexity of this wine. Brilliant lustre and luminosity with long legs foreshadow a vivacious and voluptuous personality that invites interest.


A beautiful, complex bouquet that bewitches your senses. Alluring aromas of candy floss and green gage plums in a large yet nuanced nose full of fragrances and fruit that betray the sophisticated, sensuous and stylish personality of this wine.


A luscious mouth-watering kiss immediately satisfies your senses before revealing a full and firm body that slowly undresses layers of berries and cherries in a complex, well-conceived seduction that climaxes with wet whispers of blackberries and cassis in a gratifying finish that leaves you wanting more (much more). A divine and devilish companion that vivificates any occasion.

Ingénue Fact Sheet