A wine with a delicate, beautiful rose petal pink. The palate is red fruit - ripe raspberry and strawberry - balanced with sweetness and acidity, giving a long lingering fresh feeling. A delicious lifestyle wine, elegant and soft with an off-dry finish.
In The Vineyard
For our growing Rose market, we have dedicated a very specific Merlot vineyard which is situated on a cooler South-westerly facing slope, 150m above sea level. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.
About The Harvest
The grapes for our Merlot were picked at 23° Brix
In The Cellar
The grapes crushed and taken to a red wine fermentor. After this, we drew off 100l/ton of juice to a white wine fermentor. The wine was fermented cold, 12° - 14° C to retain fresh red fruit aromas. The delicate pink colour for the Rose is derived from the red pigments that are released during the crushing process. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the fermenting wine down to minus 4 degrees Celsius. This resulted in an off-dry Rose.