DMZ Rosé, DeMorgenzon
In the vineyard, trellised vineyards are managed with open canopies. Sunlight exposure allows these grapes to be harvested earlier with a lower sugar level and lighter colour essential to making world-class rosé.
Pale blush in colour, this serious Meditearranean styled Rosé is packed with summer fruit and floral aroma. The finely balanced palate displays fresh acidity, chalky texture and a mouth-watering, savoury finish. A blend of 49% Grenache Noir, 31% Mourvèdre, 16% Syrah, 3% Viognier and 1% Chenin Blanc.
On the back of a cold and wet winter, the 2020 growing season began very early, with homogenous budburst and even shoot growth. Summer was relatively mild, without the heatwaves often experienced in the Cape. The resultant crop retained high levels of natural acidity and abundant concentration of flavour.
Hand harvested fruit is gently crushed, then immediately pressed to avoid excessive colour extraction. Cold fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, followed by a minimum of 10 months ageing on the yeast lees before bottling preparations commence.
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