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Cape Heights Rose 2021

South Africa

Rosé

Cape Heights Rose 2021 - Rosé

Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for vegans

£7.99 per bottle

Half case: £45.54
Full case: £86.29

In stock

Cape Heights Rose 2021 Western Cape, South Africa

This rosé is made from only Cinsault bush vines aged between 10 - 30+ years. The vineyards are cultivated under dryland conditions on Malmesbury Shale. Vine density is 3000 vines per hectare and the fruit is harvested by hand yielding 6-8t/ha. The vineyards of the Cape winelands, abundant with wild flora and fauna, boast fertile soils and an ideal climate to allow nature to flourish. Grapes are crushed and destemmed followed by 12 hours skin contact. Grapes are then lightly pressed with a bagpress to ensure that no harsh tannins are extracted. The juice is left to settle and innoculated prior to fermentation which takes place at a temperature of 12 -15 degrees C and usually lasts 3 weeks.

As you would expect of proper Cinsault rosé from any part of the world, this is pale shallot skin in hue, with a nose of fresh cranberries and mountain fynbos. There’s then a super bright palate of cranberries again, pink grapefruit and mandarin. It finishes clean, gently textural with the vivid vibrancy you would expect of Atlantic Cinsault. Serve cold as an aperitif or with cured meats.

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