Bellingham Berry Bush Rosé 2012

Attractive twinkling pink with salmon flashes bursting with enticing crushed red berry, candied red apple, Turkish delight and rosewater aromas. Soft and fruity on entry with redolent strawberry and spice flavours that finish with a lively dry fruity flourish.

Chill well and serve as an engaging social sipping wine, particularly in summer. Also makes a delicious partner to sushi, smoked salmon, prawn or shrimp canapés, smoked chicken salads or soft creamy cheese.

variety : 
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niel Groenewald & Mario Damon
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12.05 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 5.87 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : An effortlessly enjoyable wine best enjoyed within the first 2 years of vintage when the fruit is vibrant and playful.

in the vineyard : The garden at the Bellingham Manor house was the pride and joy of founding couple Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk. Whilst Mr Pod went about making wine, Fredagh could be found tending her beloved roses or writing her memoirs in the shade of the ancient trees. The berry bush hedge provides an attractive feature and a sumptuous buffet for the flurry of birdlife providing an evocative tribute to South Africa's first Rosé style wine bottled at Bellingham in 1951.

The grapes are chosen from specific vineyards most suitable for quality grapes for rosé production.

in the cellar : Viticultural tactics support soft juicy berry ripeness with soft tannins and colours for the intended style. The grapes are crushed and left on the skins for 2 hours until the desired colour is extracted and then drawn off, settled and allowed to complete cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

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