2010 Cabernet Franc Rosé, Delaire Graff Estate
The 2010 conditions, as challenging as they were, resulted in healthy grapes with great flavour and analysis. Winemakers are more than satisfied with the quality of the grapes that were harvested, even though the yields were down.
The grapes where 100% hand picked in the fresh hours of the early morning from selected vineyards on the Helshoogte Mountain, 3 days prior to the two week heat wave, to ensure freshness and consistency in style.
The grapes receive 3-hour skin contact to acquire the perfect salmon pink colour. The grapes were gently pressed, fermented for almost 3 weeks at 12oC and then left on primary lees for 6 weeks post fermentation. The wine is made in same style as the Sauvignon Blanc to maintain the loverly fresh fruit characters.
Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa
Made from 100% free run juice, this unique Provence pink Rosé displays flavours of ripe strawberries, cassis and candyfloss with dark red berries and cream on the mid palate and a juicy, crisp and dry finish.
Delaire Cabernet Franc Rosé 2010 was rated 3-star by the world renowned Platter's South African Wines 2011.
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc
750ml per bottle
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