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R95.00

Prices are per bottle & sold per case of 6

TASTING NOTES:
The color is salmon pink. The wine has strawberry and gooseberry aromas on the nose with a rich and fruit forward texture in the mouth.  The acid is crisp and lingering inviting you to have more and more and more…The color is salmon pink. The wine has strawberry and gooseberry aromas on the nose with a rich and fruit forward texture in the mouth.  The acid is crisp and lingering inviting you to have more and more and more…

Description

LE POMMIER ROSÈ 2019

IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: Banghoek valley – East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 350m
Distance from sea: Approximately 23.5km
Soil Type: Gritty sand, scree covering granite, deposits of weathering products of granite
Age of vines: 5-12 years; Trellising: Vertical hedge; Pruning: Cordon; Irrigation: Drip


THE HARVEST
Picking date: February 2019
Yield: 8 tons/ha average

2019 was one of the most challenging harvests of the decade.  Following the preceding drought years, vines were under pressure regarding nutritional reserves.  A heat wave during winter 2018 caused vines to bud prematurely, further tapping low reserves.  Nevertheless, rainfall during the growing season returned to long-time average figures and pulled the vines through.  The weather was cool running up to harvest with only one moderate heat wave early in February.  This sped up the ripening of early varieties such as Sauvignon blanc and Semillon.  White grapes were harvested over a short period and shows great natural acidity and freshness – overall great white vintage.  Red were variable but ripened earlier.


ANALYSIS
Alc. 13.84%; RS: 1.2; TA: 6.1g/L; pH: 3.38; VA: 0.42; Fr SO2: 38ppm; Tot SO2 110ppm


IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 8ºC. Thereafter the clear juice was racked off its lees and inoculated with a commercial strain. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 3 months.
Malolactic fermentation: None
Wood aging: None; Bottled:  June 2019


AGING SUGGESTIONS
Easily accessible and should be enjoyed now.


FOOD SUGGESTIONS
Great summertime refresher and pairs well with salads and white meat dishes.


BLEND INFORMATION
62% Sauvignon blanc; 34% Semillon, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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