2020 Leonardslee Rosé

Retail
£9.50
Member
£7.60
Case
£57.00
Case (Member)
£45.60
Varieties
Syrah
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2020
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker bay
Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

Peach pink in colour this delicious medley of fruit, florals and candied aromas opens doors to enjoy this wine as an aperitif or to complement an array of colourful dishes. It is enjoyed for expressions of pomogranite, boiled sweets and red apple, tailed by notes of strawberries and watermeoln. And yes, the creamy palate is as mouth-watering as it sounds.

Winemaking Notes

All grapes are handpicked and whole bunch pressed to keep colour and tannin extraction to a minimum. Syrah grapes for rosé production are picked earlier and then blended with a 30% Sauvignon Blanc component which ripens at the same time. Pressed together as whole bunches to limited the extraction of colour the blended juice undergoes a co-fermentation to prompt the desired layers of aroma. Ensuring further quality, only free-run juice was cold fermented with selected yeast strains.

Growing Conditions

The Lighthouse Collection was created to entice the palate with all the special qualities brought to you by a cool climate wine but meant to be more approachable and accessible in its youth. As an ode to the treacherous yet extraordinary coast, a lighthouse was built overlooking the vineyards. Bot River lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. This rosé champions Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc as signature grapes for this cool terroir and the vineyards were managed and farmed to preserve freshness and aromatics for the making of rosé.

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