A refined salmon colour with a fine beady mousse. Delicate yeasty tones layered with red berry fruit such as cherries and raspberries. Fine and well-integrated mousse and a persistent bead. Great vibrant mouth-feel with creamy texture and layered long lingering finish. Total Production 2500 bottles. Alc: 12.42% RS: 6.14g/l TA: 7.24g/l pH: 3.09
In the vineyard
Pinot Noir grapes were selected from various sites in the Cape’s Elgin and the Slanghoek Valley regions, as the objective to make a terroir-driven Cap Classique. The intriguing combination of soils on these sites consists of decomposed granite, Table Mountain Sandstone and weathered shales.
In the cellar
The 2013 vintage was a very gentle year with beautiful ripeness levels in the portions of Pinot Noir. This maiden release Rosé offers wonderful balance, ripe fruit, some perfume and restraint. The parcels of Pinot Noir were hand-selected and hand-picked. Prior to pressing the whole bunches were allowed to have a short period of enzymatic colour extraction so as to draw sufficient natural colour before pressing. They were then pressed and with the separation of cuvée from the taille, the clear juice was fermented in stainless steel. After the first fermentation, the wine was prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine was left on the lees for six years before the sediment was removed by the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement. The bottles were then corked and laid down for a further six months cork maturation.
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