Pale rose gold in colour, with a pronounced bouquet of watermelon, raspberry coulis and passion fruit. The palate is dry with a medium acidity, packed with red berry flavours, floral undertones and a crisp citrus tail.
Technical Tasting Sheets:
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Rosé 2018 - PDF
Rosé 2017 - PDF
Rosé 2016 - PDF
Rosé 2015 - PDF
Rosé 2014 - PDF
Rosé 2013 - PDF
Rosé 2012 - PDF
De Grendel Rosé is the ideal partner for lighter summer fare such as spicy prawns, Portuguese sardines and salads made with red fruits such as watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate.
The season presented a cold winter with good rainfall that ensured a terrific growing and ripening period during spring and summer. Due to a few small heat spikes and rain showers in January, the vines were exposed to stop-andstart conditions. This complicated determining the accurate stage of ripeness which required viticultural expertise, experience, and patience. The 2020 crop size was average.
Produced from 50% Pinotage, renowned for producing fine fruitdriven Rosé, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure and acidity. Grapes were handpicked between 20°B and 22.5°B before destalking and crushing. One to two hours skin contact allows for a lighter style wine, followed by settling and racking prior to cold fermentation at 14°C.
- Rosé Rocks 2018 Double Gold
- Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2019 Gold
- Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018 Gold
- Gold Wine Awards 2016 Gold
- Vitis Vinifera Awards 2016 Gold
- Gold Wine Awards 2015 Gold
- Vitis Vinifera Awards 2015 Gold
- Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Gold
- Wine Magazine Best Value Award