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Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvèdre Rosé

2018

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The Basics

Type

Rosé Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

ABV

13%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Mourvedre

Production Method

Natural

£11.60

5 in stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

Plush, pale and posh Cape Rosé. A more grown up, crisp Rosé

Tasting Notes

Beautifully dry, with clean minerality and a herbal character, reminiscent of the Fynbos nearby. Elegant fresh fruit flavours with a delicate hint of creamy dried apricot and fig, give way to a delicate, stony minerality.

Grape Blend

100%

Mourvèdre

Production Notes

Grapes were hand-harvested and a gentle whole-bunch pressing extracted only the best juice. No further maceration of the juice with the skins was allowed. The natural occurring yeast was allowed to ferment the juice at temperatures of 16 to 18ºC, which took 13 weeks to complete. It was left on the primary lees for another month to add further complexity before bottling.

The wine was fashioned in the traditional French Blanc de Noir style. The grapes were hand harvested and a gentle whole bunch pressing took place. No further maceration of the juice with the skins was allowed. The juice was separated from the skins by draining and natural fermentation proceeded until dry.

Producer - Waterkloof

Wines from the Waterkloof Estate emphasise restraint, elegance and a strong mineral character due to the vineyards’ exposed position on the upper slopes of the famed Schaapenberg Mountain. High above False Bay the Waterkloof vineyards face directly onto the Atlantic Ocean at the southern limit of the Stellenbosch wine region. This very special site with its strong maritime influence, steep aspect and unique soil profile allows for the production of truly fine wines. The winemaking and viticultural team led by Werner Engelbrecht follow natural winemaking methods with minimal intervention, including the use of open-top fermenters, whole bunch pressing, wild yeast fermentation, extended fermentation periods and extra lees contact to maximise the terroir character. Since the first vintage in 2005 the estate has garnered widespread praise and many awards, producing some of South Africa’s best and most sought after Sauvignon and Merlot based wines. Waterkloof has also been at the forefront of innovation producing South Africa’s first iconic rosé (Cape Coral). Wines under the Peacock Ridge label are produced from the lower more protected slopes and are rounder with greater generosity and a more forward style.

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Press Quotes & Awards

...is mourvèdre and very like its counterparts from Bandol: pale, dry and delicately fruity - stronger than a typical Provençal rosé. Good summer drinking...

Fiona Beckett, 'Wine Naturally' blog, 22nd July 2011

Gold (2009 vintage)

Sommelier Wine Awards 2010

This has the most alluring, delicate salmon pink hue and the look is mirrored by the flavour. This has much more in common with a Provencal rosé than a brash New World one. It is fine, elegant and filled with subtle flavours of south French herbs (thyme and rosemary), red fruits and cream. A perfect aperitif.

Hamish Anderson, Telegraph Magazine, July 2010

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The Basics

Type

Rosé Wine

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

ABV

13%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Mourvedre

Production Method

Natural

£11.60

5 in stock