Grenache, Piekenierskloof
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Grenache, Piekenierskloof

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This unique Rosé was carefully crafted with abundance of succulent strawberry, luscious cherry and raspberry flavors with subtle rose petal undertones that forms a surprisingly delicious experience. 

Nestled in the Citrusdal Mountains, some 50 kilometres north of Swartland, is the magnificent Piekenierskloof plateau, which provides the perfect natural environment for vineyards to thrive. At 750 meters above sea level, the plateau’s climate is characterized by hot(warm) days and cool nights, which allow grapes to slowly ripen and develop complex fruit flavors. Ungrafted bush vines ciplanted in the 1950’s are still used in the production of Piekenierskloof Wine Company’s range of Fairtrade wines.

These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 4 tons per hectare and hand harvested beginning of March 2020.

Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the grapes to retain their fruitiness and flavors. Cool crushed grapes underwent a three hour skin contact in static drainers before being fermented under controlled conditions at 11°C [51.8°F]. 50% of the wine were fermented in new 300L barrels for 15 days.

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