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Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvedre Rose
Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvedre Rose

Country of Origin: South Africa

Region: Western Cape

Grape Varieties: Mourvedre

Alcohol by Volume: 13%

Food Matches: A perfect aperitif and very tasty with salt water crayfish.

Special Features: Vegan, Award Winner

2009 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Gold


Price: £9.99
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Tasting Notes: Plush, pale and posh Cape Rosé. A more grown up, crisp Rosé. Beautifully dry, with clean minerality and a herbal character, reminiscent of the Fynbos nearby. Elegant fresh fruit flavours with a delicate hint of creamy dried apricot and fig, give way to a delicate, stony minerality.

Producer Details: Wines from the Waterkloof Estate emphasise restraint, elegance and a strong mineral character due to the
vineyards’ exposed position on the upper slopes of the famed Schaapenberg Mountain. High above False Bay the Waterkloof vineyards face directly onto the Atlantic Ocean at the southern limit of the Stellenbosch wine region. This very special site with its strong maritime influence, steep aspect and unique soil profile allows for the production of truly fine wines. The winemaking and viticultural team led by Werner Engelbrecht follow natural winemaking methods with minimal intervention, including the use of open-top fermenters, whole bunch pressing, wild yeast fermentation, extended fermentation periods and extra lees contact to maximise the terroir character.
Since the first vintage in 2005 the estate has garnered widespread praise and many awards, producing some of South Africa’s best and most sought after Sauvignon and Merlot based wines. Waterkloof has also been at the forefront of innovation producing South Africa’s first iconic rosé (Cape Coral). Wines under the Peacock Ridge label are produced from the lower more protected slopes and are rounder with greater generosity and a more forward style.

In The Vineyard: Grapes were hand-harvested and a gentle wholebunch pressing extracted only the best juice. No further maceration of the juice with the skins was allowed. The natural occurring yeast was allowed to ferment the juice at temperatures of 16 to 18ºC, which took 13 weeks to complete. It was left on the primary lees for another month to add further complexity before bottling.

In The Winery: The wine was fashioned in the traditional French Blanc de Noir style. The grapes were hand harvested and a gentle whole bunch pressing took place. No further maceration of the juice with the skins was allowed. The juice was separated from the skins by draining and natural fermentation proceeded until dry.

 
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Worth the Money

kaytee - 24/02/2014

Never thought Id spend a 10er on a rose but this was so good and far better than I normally buy for about £7. You really can tell the difference.

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