Elgin Vintners Belle Amie Merlot Rose 2019

R720.00 per case of 6 bottles

Cultivar 65% Shiraz, 35% Pinotage
Region Walker Bay
Appellation Stanford Foothills
Irrigation Complimentary Drip
Trellis System Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)
Climate Cool with winter rainfall

Grapes were hand selected, crushed and allowed 1 day cold maceration before yeast inoculation. Fermentation was done in small bins, punched down four to five times daily. Fermented between 22 & 30oC until dry on skins. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in tank. Stavin oak segments added and aged for 9 months in tank before blending, filtering and bottling.


Colour: Ruby red
Nose: White pepper, dark fruit plums and blackcurrants with hints of Fynbos.
Palate: Soft entry followed by firm tannins giving a rich mouthfeel. Full bodied with a long peppery finish. Moderate astringency and soft tannins.
Food: Steak, Game, curries and rich stews.




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