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Rosé

2016

Rosé
In the Vineyard

The 2016 vintage is a blend of grapes from Rooderust in Darling and Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland. Other vineyards closer to the coastal regions were also sourced to produce the blend which is aimed at emulating the classic Rosé's typically found in the southern coastal regions of France. Extremely dry conditions resulted in lower yields, smaller berries, lower acids and concentrated flavours. 

Vintage Notes

The dry, persistent heat resulted in very early fruit ripening, and, while acid levels were lower, the fruit flavours and concentration were superb. A very challenging vintage, but one that has delivered wines full of flavour and body. 

 

Winemaking

Grapes were hand-picked between late January and the end of March. Upon arrival at the cellar, they were whole-bunch pressed immediately and given very limited skin contact time to minimise the extraction of colour. The juice was allowed to settle overnight, before being racked and coldfermented using selected yeast cultures. The wine was kept on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks for one month before being blended and bottled.

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Tasting Notes

Appealing pale coral hue. Bright cherry and strawberry perfume, perhaps some candy floss, too. A vivacious palate of juicy strawberry and cherry flavours, along with stone fruit and an attractive flinty nuance. Light, refreshing and tasty it has oodles of appeal. Crisp, and dry, and with a peppery finish. 

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