Welgegund Rosé 2023
A vibrant wine, light cherry blossom pink in colour. There is an explosion of red fruit on the nose which shows layers of red cherry, watermelon, tangerine, peach, raspberry and strawberry. It has a fresh and extremely well balanced palate with a long and sophisticated finish.
A blend of three red grapes, two of the three varietals are from Certified Heritage Vineyards. All cultivars are from dryland bush vines.
A blend of Old Vine Cinsault, Old Vine Carignan and Grenache Noir. All the grapes were picked in the early morning, on the same day and the grapes were cooled for 24-hours to 13°C and crushed together. The skins spent 1 hour in the press before pressing to extract colour and aromas. The lees were settled for 3 days and the clear juice was racked and inoculated with a Rhône yeast strain. The fermentation took 18 days and the temperature was kept between 14°C to 17°C. The wine was then aged on the fine lees for 6 months. It bottled in August 2023.
A sophisticated and elegant rosé, it is an ideal accompaniment to crayfish, mussels and other seafood. Enjoy with creamy white cheese or a summer picnic basket. A beautiful outdoor wine, perfect for al fresco lunches and dinners, it is also refined enough for fine dining and stylish dinner parties.
Cultivars: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Noir
Appellation: Wellington, South Africa
Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1,8 g/l
Production: 900 bottles
Aspect: West & Southwest
Trellising: Bush Vines
Climate: Cold winters, very hot summers
Geology: Decomposed granite
Hectares: 3,38 / 2,16/ 1,23
Harvested: February 2023