Graham Beck Brut Rosé 2011

This bubbly has a beautiful salmon pink hue. Noticeable ripe blueberries and a subtle spiciness from the Pinot Noir with creamy complexity from the Chardonnay. An explosion of raspberry fruit and slight honeysuckle flavours on the palate, with a persistant yet delicate mousse.


variety : Pinot Noir | 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.6 % vol  rs : 5.2 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 7.5 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2017 SAWI Awards - Platinum

A delicious medley of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. The former contributes complexity and length of flavour while the latter imparts elegance ad fruit intensity.

in the vineyard : 

The Pinot Noir grapes for this bubbly were harvested from hand selected coastal vineyards near False Bay- planted on decomposed granite. The Chardonnay from our Robertson Estate vineyards, growing in soil with a high natural limestone content.

AREA OF ORIGIN:Western Cape, South Africa.

about the harvest: Both varietals were handpicked and then pressed together. Only the cuvée fraction (the juice recovered with the least amount of pressure) was used for this exquisite wine.

in the cellar : 

CELLAR: Produced in our Méthode Cap Classique cellar in Robertson.

CELLAR TREATMENT: A unique first for South Africa in that the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were pressed together in the same press. Fractional recovery from the whole bunches ensured that only the best quality juice went into fermentation. After fermentation the wine was lightly fined and bottled for the secondary fermentation, after which the wine underwent five years of lees contact time before disgorging.

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