De Grendel Rosé 2019

De Grendel Rosé 2019

Pale rose gold in colour, with a pronounced bouquet of watermelon, raspberry coulis and passion fruit. The palate is dry with a medium acidity, packed with red berry flavours, floral undertones and a crisp citrus tail.

De Grendel Rosé is the ideal part ner for lighter summer fare such as spicy prawns, Portuguese sardines and salads made with red fruits such as watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : De Grendel Wines
winemaker : Charles Hopkins
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.45 % vol  rs : 1 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : This youthful and vibrant wine is best enjoyed early while still fresh and crisp.

in the vineyard : Trellised and bush vine Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coastal Region were purposefully grown to produce our high-quality Rosé. With supplemented irrigation, the well-drained vineyards planted in weathered shale soils, produced 12 tons per hectare.
2019 experienced average rainfall that ensured normal growing conditions.

about the harvest: Approximately 50% of the harvest was brought in under mild and moderate growing conditions. The two components for the rosé were picked during the earlier part of the harvest.

in the cellar : Produced from 50% Pinotage, renowned for producing fine fruit-driven Rosé, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure and acidity. Grapes were handpicked between 20°B and 22.5°B before destalking and crushing. One to two hours skin contact allows for a lighter style wine, followed by settling and racking prior to cold fermentation at 14°C.

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