De Morgenzon Garden Vineyard Rose 2020

Description

VINEYARDS Sourced exclusively from DeMorgenzon Estate fruit from our vineyards grown on weathered granite soils in Stellenbosch. Trellised vineyards are managed with open canopies to ensure naturally high levels of acidity and flavour concentration. Sunlight exposure allows these grapes to be harvested earlier with a lower sugar level and lighter colour essential to making world-class rosé.

VINTAGE On the back of a cold and wet winter, the 2020 growing season began very early, with homogenous budburst and even shoot growth. Summer was relatively mild, without the heatwaves often experienced in the Cape. The resultant crop retained high levels of natural acidity and abundant concentration of flavour. Particularly exceptional are the white and red wines of 2020, whilst the reds display early promise thanks to intense colour and tannin concentration.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION Hand harvested fruit is gently crushed, then immediately pressed to avoid excessive colour extraction. Cold fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, followed by a minimum of 10 months ageing on the yeast lees before bottling preparations commence.

TASTING NOTES Pale blush in colour, this serious, Mediterranean styled Rosé is packed with summer fruit and floral aroma. The finely balanced palate displays fresh acidity, chalky texture and a mouthwatering, savoury finish.

 

Cellar Master Carl van der Merwe

Varietal blend 47% Grenache Noir 28% Mourvèdre 13% Syrah 10% Grenache Blanc 2% Viognier

Alcohol content 13.34 % TA 4.9 g/L pH 3.42 RS 1 .6 g/L

£11.95