Mulderbosch Rose 2006
TASTING NOTES This wine displays a brilliant, lively, strawberry colour. The nose is complex with aromas mainly in the rose petal, strawberry and cherry spectrum. A dry aftertaste of pomegranate and berry fruits lingers in the mouth. IN THE VINEYARD Soil Type: Decomposed Malmesbury Shale Age of vines: 10-18 years Trellising: Bush vine and trellis Vine Density: 3 400 vines / ha Irrigation: Yes, drip IN THE CELLAR After settling in tank, the free run juice was racked and inoculated with selected yeast cultures for fermentation. After fermentation the wine underwent lees contact, a light fining and filtration before bottling Wood ageing: None Total production: 12 000 x 12 Fermentation temperature: 12 - 17°C AGEING POTENTIAL Up to 3 years. BLEND INFORMATION 96.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.7% Cabernet Franc FOOD SUGGESTIONS Serve well chilled. An excellent aperitif or picnic wine. The ideal summer salad wine. Serve with fresh, seared tuna steaks; veal limone; poached salmon; asparagus quiche; cold crayfish salad; vegetable spring rolls dipped in soy sauce; ideal with sushi and other Japanese delights.
MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS Mulderbosch (situated in the prime Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch) is widely accepted as being one of the best white wine producers in the country, and Mike Dobrovic, one of the most talented wine makers in South Africa.
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