Rose Non Vintage

VINEYARDS

Made primarily from cold pressed Merlot, the anchor vineyard for this delicious wine is nearly 20yrs old. Located on a granite spur in the foothills of the Voor-Paardeberg Mountain, the berries are well exposed to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight is essential to eliminate green flavours from the fruit.

The soil has a high clay percentage and this lends softness and volume to the wine. Great care is taken to ensure that the vines do not bear too great a crop or suffer from drought. This is done through green cropping of the vines and micro irrigation. Both practices help to preserve the natural acidity, freshness and vibrancy of the grape aromas.

VINIFICATION

Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness in the early hours of the morning before being destemmed and chilled before pressing. This short route, from vine to press, ensures minimal
degradation of the fruit aromas and a very moderate extraction of colour. 

All free run juice is kept separate from the “colour fraction” to ensure a deliciously subtle salmon colour. The juice is cold settled to remove any coarseness and fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks. The wine is 100% unoaked. A six-month period of maturation on the yeast lees promotes richness and complexity.

TASTING NOTES & CELLARING & FOOD PAIRING

The wine has a pale, salmon pink colour. It displays a bright bouquet of rose petal, red current, raspberry, tropical fruits and citrus on the nose. The palate is refreshing and vibrant, with red berry flavours, seductive floral undertones and a crisp finish. Pair with spicy Thai prawns, grilled Portuguese sardines or a fresh tomato, feta and pomegranate salad.

Accolades

Gold Wine Awards ‘17 – Gold
Vitis Vinifera – Gold Medal
Platter’s 2018 – 3 Star (Hidden Gem)

Analysis

pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.7 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.2 g/l
Alcohol 12.5 %

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Price: R70.00

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OPENING HOURS

WINE TASTING  - MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 10:00 TO 17:00 WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

ADMIN OFFICE HOURS  -  MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 08:00 TO 17:00

Contact Us

Telephone: +27 (0)21 869 8595
Email:info@vondelingwines.co.za

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