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Magnum Selection Rosé 2014 – 1500ml

The Rosé Magnum is a blend of 27% Chardonnay, 68% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier. It undergoes traditional cork fermentation and maturation on cork 36 months. Premium corks are specially imported for this wine. Available for purchase exclusively from our Cellar Door. Magnums are especially better suited to longer bottle ageing, maintaining its freshness while becoming more integrated over time.

R1,200.00

Our grapes are hand harvested in shallow picking crates to prevent berry bruising. Early morning harvests ensure the grapes remain cold when picked. The grapes are transported in refrigerated trucks to the cellar, offloaded and packed in a cold room to reach 5°C before pressing starts.

Three different quality fractions are retrieved at pressing: Cuvée– high quality free run juice, Première Taille – first extraction, Deuxieme Taille – second extraction. The juice is settled for three days before being racked off the sediment and undergoing cold fermentation.

A small fraction is fermented in second to fourth fill barrels, and the majority in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is prevented.
Pinot Noir grapes bring colour to the rosé. This component undergoes cold maceration after being destemmed, lasting approximately 10 days, after which the clean juice is racked off the skins and pips, and inoculated with a yeast culture.

The Le Lude Reserve range undergoes secondary fermentation under crown cap in bottle, and aged Sur Lie, on the lees, in our dark temperature-controlled caves for a minimum of 36 months before being disgorged.
At disgorgement, a specific dosage of sugar is added to balance the wine’s palate. The Brut Rosé is further bottle aged before released.

The wine has a soft sunset hue of rose gold copper. The nose shows notes of baked raspberry pie, cherries and hints of spice. The palate has layered flavours of berries, such as mulberry and cranberry notes, complemented by a dry finished with a fresh, racy acidity.

CULTIVARS: Pinot Noir 75%, Chardonnay 21%, Pinot Meunier 4%
VINTAGE: 2014 100%
ORIGIN: Bonnievale 45%, Franschhoek 21%, Plettenberg Bay 20%, Robertson 14%

Bottling date: 2014/12/01
Sur Latte/Maturation: 96 months
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Alc: 11.51% Rs: 6.4g/l Ta:5.9g/l pH: 3.2

Weight 1.5 kg
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