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2020 Rosé of Merlot Pre-Release

Without a doubt, the best vintage of Rosé since we’ve started making the easy-drinking pink wine. With a beautiful Provence-style hue, the 2020 Merlot Rosé is THE wine of summertime.

Pre-release available NOW to exclusive customers.

Technical Info

R95.00 R76.00 /750ml

VARIETAL

100% Merlot

APPELLATION

Cape Agulhas

VINTAGE

2020

ACCOLADES

2019 Rosé Rocks: Gold

COLOUR

Classic Provencal Rose' – delicate pink hue

BOUQUET

Abundant aromas of fresh strawberrys, red cherries and rose petal,
with a hint of candyfloss

TASTE

Medium bodied with fresh crisp acidity supported by layers of delicate red fruit & strawberry and spicy flavours.

ALCOHOL

12.5%

TOTAL ACIDITY

5,8 g/L

pH

3,25

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2,0 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Wine specs

Vineyards

The vineyard from which the fruit was sourced is situated on a south-facing slope on the lower-lying areas of the farm with a mixture of soil types comprising mainly Estcourt, Dresden and Cartref. Two different Merlot clones have been planted on Richter 110 rootstocks. The vines are trellised on a five-wire hedge system and supplementary irrigation is given by drip irrigation when required.

Two different Merlot clones have been planted on Richter 110 rootstock.

Wine specs

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-harvested at 22° Balling during February. The fruit was gently pressed and the juice separated from the skins.

The juice was cold-settled overnight. After cold-settling the clarified juice was racked and inoculated with a selected yeast and then fermented in stainless steel tanks.
After fermentation the wine was racked from the lees, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

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