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Boschendal Classic The Rose Garden Rosé 2019

Boschendal Classic The Rose Garden Rosé 2019

On the Nose: Enticing crushed summer berry aromas.
Palate: Soft and juicy, bouncing with succulent ripe strawberries, raspberries and mulberries tinged with a hint of spice. Finishes with great balance, freshness and fruity intensity


variety : Merlot [ Merlot and Pinotage based blend ]
winemaker : Lizelle Gerber
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards - Silver

ageing : Best enjoyed within a year of vintage, although the weight and concentration will allow for up to three years of bottle maturation.

The historic rose garden at Boschendal is a national treasure, housing one of the oldest collections of roses in the Cape.

in the vineyard : Grapes were sourced from a cross-section of regions selected for optimal expression of each variety. Vineyard tactics included pruning to two-bud spurs, shoot removal, bunch thinning and canopy management for best ripeness and quality.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested from mid-February to late March at an average ripeness of between 21 and 22°B.

in the cellar : To achieve the desired colour, most of the juice was drained directly after crushing, with some blocks receiving up to two hours of skin contact. Each variety was handled separately and fermented cold at 14°C to retain the delicate aromas and flavours. The final blending of varieties created complexity, consistency and balance before bottling.

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