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Grangehurst Cape Rosé Blend 2017

Grangehurst Cape Rosé Blend 2017
Grangehurst Cape Rosé Blend 2017
Bright, dark pink colour with a slightly sweet red berry nose. A refreshing, dry and easy drinking wine with some tannin to reflect a slight red wine character. This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif, as a light midday or sundowner wine. Grangehurst Rosé will complement various dishes such as butternut quiche, seafood paella, smoked chicken salad, four seasons pizza or ricotta and spinach pasta. Serve slightly chilled to enjoy this versatile wine at its best.

GRAPE VARIETIES
Pinotage (24%) Cabernet Sauvignon (23%) Shiraz (23%) Merlot (16%) Chenin Blanc (11%)

ORIGIN
The grapes were selected from a number of vineyards on the slopes and foothills of the Helderberg
Mountain and the Greater Simonsberg (Stellenbosch appellation). These vineyards are within 8 km to
15km of False Bay and positively influenced by cool southerly sea breezes. Trellised vineyards and
bush vines varying in ages from 6 to 20 years; variation in soil conditions from sandy / coffeestone to
yellow/red soils. All grapes harvested by hand.

WINEMAKING
These red grape varietals were harvested early at relatively low sugar contents to enable us to produce
a wine with a lower alcohol level (12.5%). The grapes were destemmed, crushed and pressed with
minimal skin contact and the juice underwent a cool fermentation (14ºC to 19ºC) for 14 days. A small
percentage (11%) of Chenin Blanc was blended with the Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and
Merlot to contribute some crispness and fresh fruitiness. Young Pinotage red wine was added to give
this rosé its attractive dark pink colour, some tannin and additional complexity.

BOTTLING
This wine was cold stabilised and filtered prior to being pumped to the stainless steel bottling tanks;
from there the wine flowed by gravity via a cartridge filter into the filler. Bottled in a heavyweight flint
Burgundy bottle and closed with a screw cap for quality and convenience.

WINE ANALYSIS
Alcohol: 12.5% by volume
Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
pH: 3.53
Technical Analysis
  • Range: Grangehurst
R75.00
R75.00 per bottle
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