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Quando Mourvèdre Rosé 2017

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“We planted 1 hectare of Mourvèdre vines in 2001 on a slope of Red Karoo clay.

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Robertson
Blend:100% Mourvèdre
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Fanus Bruwer

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THE VINEYARD AND SOIL
We planted 2 hectares of Mourvèdre vines in 2001 on a slope of Red Karoo clay. Mouvèdre grapes are of the most flavorful wine grapes to eat and we thought it would make a great Rosé if we could capture those berry flavors in the wine. All the great Rosé’s from Southern France and Spain are made from Mourvèdre and suppose they cannot be wrong! The vines are 3 wire Perold trained.

WINE MAKING
During the ripening phase we taste the grapes weekly and wait for raspberry flavors to unfold in the grapes. This normally happens round about 23 Degrees balling, the same time birds start to flock in the vineyard to gorge themselves on the red berries. The Mourvèdré grapes were harvested by hand and cooled down to 8 degrees Centigrade. After destalking and crushing the grapes, it only received 15 minutes skin maceration without enzymes to keep the color as light as possible. Only the free run juice was used. Four different parcels were picked and vinified separately with different yeasts over a period of two weeks to garner complexity. These parcels were then blended back to create this Rosé for all occasions.

TASTING NOTES
This is a wine that I, Fanus Bruwer, make for myself to drink because I love a good Rosé in summer. The wine is pale rose petal pink in colour. Red Berries, rhubarb and cassis on the nose follow through with a juicy fruitiness on the palate and velvety aftertaste.

ALCOHOL 13.4%
ACIDITY 5.9 g/l
Ph 3.3

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