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Rosé Agrafé 2013 -Tirage Liége – 750ml

The Rosé Agrafe 2013 is a blend of 69% Pinot Noir, 19% Chardonnay and 2% Pinot Meunier. It undergoes a second fermentation under a specifically selected cork and remains on the lees for 60 months thereafter. The bottles are then degorged by hand and recorked for release under the same staple used for fermentation.

R1,200.00

The grapes are hand harvested early in the morning and packed into shallow picking crates. Grapes are stored in the cold room to reduce core berry temperature before pressing. 3 Different quality fractions are selected at pressing. Cuvée – high quality free run juice, Première Taille Deuxieme Taille. Only Cuvée juice is used in the Vintage blend

The clean juice goes through a cool fermentation. A small fraction is fermented in 4th fill barrels and the large majority is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given post fermentation this helps avoid Malolactic fermentation. Blending is from various parcels that were kept seperate throughout production. For the Agrafe selection Tirage takes place on cork rather than crown cap. Post degorgement the wines are recorked with a fresh 2 disk cork and secured with an Agrafe.

The Pinot Noir shows depth and richness. Tertiary aromas include baked raspberry pie, ripe cherries and slight spicy hints. The use of cork during triage gives the wine a complex and full palate.

Pinot Noir 69% Chardonnay 19% Pinot Meunier 2%

Alc: 12%VOL RS: 4.2 g/l TA: 7.7 g/l pH: 3.17

Weight 0.75 kg
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