GRAHAM BECK ROSÉ 2009
VARIETY: Malbec (83%)and Sangiovese (17%)
CELLAR: Robertson Cellar
AREA OF ORIGIN: Wine of Origin Western Cape.
Malbec from our Franschhoek Estate and Sangiovese from
our Robertson Estate.
VINEYARD: A trellised 13 year old Malbec vineyard
planted on table mountain sandstone in Franschhoek and
the Sangiovese planted with north/south row direction on
deep well drained red clay/lime soil, in Robertson.
HARVEST & CELLAR TREATMENT: Malbec
harvested on 6 February and the Sangiovese on 20
March. The grapes were harvested, destemmed and left to
cold macerate on the skins for 4 hours and 8 hours
respectively, in horizontal stainless steel tanks at 12°C.
After this short maceration the grapes were pressed and
fermented separately, at a cool 13-15°C to ensure a fresh
primary fruit bouquet and light pink colour.
TASTING NOTES: “This Rosé is a vibrant fruity wine
with a lively coral pink hue. A bouquet of seductive rose
petal delivering a delightful sensation of raspberry and
cherry flavours on the nose with hints of candyfloss on the
palate and a sophisticated dry finish.”
SERVING: Enjoy chilled as an aperitif or with light
summer salads; display with pride on your al fresco table
or pack it with a smile into your picnic basket.
Alcohol: 12.45 % vol
Residual Sugar: 4.29g/l
Total Acid: 5.38g/l
Robertson Estate: tel +27 (0) 23 626 1214 fax: +27 (0) 23 626 5164
Franschhoek Estate: tel +27 (0) 21 874 1258 fax: +27(0) 21 874 1712