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Stellenrust Cabernet Franc Rose 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshof
Main Variety : Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 12.5 %vol
pH : 3.3
RS : 3.9 g/l
Total Acid : 6.5 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Rose


Tasting Notes
The nose shows ripe strawberry flavours and light summer fruit. The colour is blue pink – a sexy pink! On the palate, there is an array of berries and some creamy notes – well rounded with a lingering aftertaste and subtle grassy flavours.
Blend Information
Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestions
This Rose goes lovely with strawberry sorbet, either as a light summer dish or as a pallet cleaner. Otherwise, it is a unique combination to al fresco lamb salad with a mint dressing. The Cabernet Franc is strong enough to complement the full aromatics of the lamb.
In The Vineyard
When it comes to producing Rose’s, one thing South African winemakers should grasp, is that you need to grow vineyards specifically for the crafting of Rose and not use run-off juice and ferment it to pink wine. This is exactly what we try to do with this Rose. Being the only of its kind in South Africa, this Rose has potency and uniqueness in style.

Vineyards: Trellised vines from our Helderberg property

About The Harvest
The vineyards are specifically treated for the making of Rosé, the grapes picked earlier with fresher acidity and the juice allowed to ferment naturally with wild yeasts in older red wine barrels.
In The Cellar
It is removed from the barrel within 2 months after fermentation and kept in a stainless steel tank on its primary lees to promote fruit extraction and intensity of flavours.
 
Time spent on lees: 5 months, 2 months old wood

Other Vintages
Stellenrust Cabernet Franc Rose 2008 Tertius Boshof Cabernet Franc
Stellenrust Cabernet Franc Rose 2007 Tertius Boshof Cabernet Franc

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