Protea

Rosé

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R 66

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2018


Cultivar:

52% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, 7% Grenache, 6% Shiraz

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

Type: Rosé Cellaring Potential: 2 - 4 years
Origin: Darling & Swartland Appellation: Rooderust & Riebeeksrivier

Tasting Notes:

Faintest pink blush colour with a forthcoming fruity nose – raspberry, peach and a hint of apple blossom. The palate is bright and juicy with lovely fresh acidity and an abundance of ripe red berry fruit: raspberry, strawberry and youngberry with a delightful citrus peel tang. Light and vivacious, it will be perfect for oodles of summertime fun

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The Protea Rosé is a blend of grapes from our Rooderust farm in Darling and Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland. Other coastal lying vineyards were also sourced to produce the blend which is aimed at emulating the classic rosés typically found in the southern coastal regions of France. Although the drought conditions persisted, ideal weather conditions throughout the growing season and harvest resulted in healthy fruit and small berries with great flavours and exceptional acids. A great vintage. 

Despite the continuing severe drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with beautiful flavour and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermittent rainfall during the growing season resulted in the harvest being 7 - 8 days later than the previous 3 vintages. Overall a very promising vintage, albeit that yields were significantly lower.

The wine was kept on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks before being blended and bottled. 

Each vineyard was harvested separately by hand in the cool early morning hours to capture the fresh flavours. The fruit was both de-stemmed/crushed and whole-bunch pressed before overnight settling. The individual parcels were fermented separately by a selection of cultured yeast strains in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was allowed to spend time on the lees in order to build a full, well-rounded palate before being blended and bottled.

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