Benguela Lighthouse Rose 2018

Quirky and fulfilling the promise of aromatics, this attractive salmon-pink wine follows through with a dry yet mouth-watering finish. Enjoy its delicious nuances of watermelon, rose petal and summer berry, wrapped up with hints of spice to tease your palate.

The colour invites al fresco dining, a great start to the evening as the sun sets.
Serving temperature: 8 - 10 C.
Sushi, Fennel and nectarine salad Thai and Indian curries, Mussels Provencal.

variety : Shiraz | Shiraz, Mourvedre, Viognier
winemaker : Johann Fourie
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.07 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Rose  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Cellar potential: enjoy now or within two years.

in the vineyard : Tapping into its cool environment overlooking the Bot River lagoon and Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards harnessed for rosé also celebrates the warmer slopes. These sites are desired for producing fruit expressive wines. Reaping the benefits of slow ripening, this blend of Shiraz and Mourvedre is charmed with a dash of Viognier to amplify its aromatics.

Slope: north facing vineyards
Soil: predominantly clay with high water retention capacity
Clones: 777,115.

about the harvest: Picked at optimal ripeness.

in the cellar : Picked at optimal ripeness, bunches were hand-sorted to ensure quality. Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier were co-fermented, spending a mere breath on the skins for a delicate colour to develop. Only free run juice was cold fermented with selected yeast strains.

A few months extended leas contact added texture
Production: 940 cases.

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