Elgin Vintners
- MERLOT ROSÉ -

2018 -

TASTING NOTES:

This is a cool area, situated 12-20 km from the sea, with mean February (ripening stage) temperatures of 19-20oC. Soils are predominantly ferruginous (iron rich) gravel on highly weathered, soft Bokkeveld Group shale, situated at 200-300 m altitude and surrounded by Table Mountain sandstone mountains at heights of about 500-1 000m, sheltering the area from the often extremely strong south-easterly winds in summer.

On receipt of the grapes at the cellar, they were immediately crushed and pressed and almost immediately removed from the skins. The juice was settled for 2 days below 10°C.  After inoculation of yeast the wine was fermented at 12-15°C for approximately two weeks.  The fermentation ensured the maximum development of flavours induced by the yeast and the natural fruitiness of the Merlot grape.  The wine was left on the lees until bottling to create rounded mouth feel and richness. The wine was polished with a soft filtration and bottled for your pure enjoyment!

Alcohol – 13.5 % v/v
Total acid – 5.7 g/ℓ.
Residual sugar – 1.3 g/ℓ.
pH – 3.29

An attractive pale salmon pink, elegant Provence-style Rosé.  Fresh strawberries, pomegranate and summer red cherries on the nose will entice you to sip and further enjoy this delightful dry Merlot Rose.  An enchanting combination of strawberries, red cherries with a touch of watermelon, supported by a lively acidity smoothed by hints of vanilla, will have you reaching for more.  Soft and creamy, nicely balanced fruit and acidity with oodles of charm.

Stelvin closure (screw cap)
Barcode 6009 8144 3020-5 (per single bottle)
Barcode 16009 8144 3021-9 (per 6 x 750ml bottles)

4350 liters /966 cases (6 x 750ml) produced.

WINE OF ORIGIN, ELGIN, SOuth Africa

WINE TASTINGS
With library shelves safekeeping a private collection of old Elgin Vintners vintages guests can sip on the award-wining current releases, either on the sandstone terrace or relaxing under the cool shade of the ancient oak trees with views of the surrounding mountain ranges and vineyards of the region.
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