Elegant notes of pomegranate, ruby grapefruit and crushed raspberries. A crisp and impressive entry of bright fruit and racy acidity is followed by a smooth textured mid-palate with a long and seductive finish.
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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 winter season started earlier than usual, and March was a very wet month. Veraison started early but continued for along time. Harvest was also early - 11 days earlier than the previous year - and stopped fourteen days earlier than in 2022. The temperatures were moderate with few heat waves. The bunches and berries were much smaller and compact this year.
Produced from 50% Pinotage, renowned for producing fine fruit-driven Rosé, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure and acidity. Grapes were hand-picked 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 2021 Double Gold
- 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