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karen. Rosé

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750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

100% Merlot

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

12.95% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.0
Type: Rosé Cellaring Potential: 5 years+
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Franschhoek

Tasting Notes:

A pleasant onion skin colour, with delicate aromas of freshly pressed pomegranate and ripe strawberries invites you to taste! On the palate more complex flavours of ruby grapefruit, kiwi and hints of herbs surprises before supple tannins together with a fresh minerality leads to a lingering finish.

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Floral

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Red Currant

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Strawberry

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Wild Berries

karen. is a sophisticated, dry, fruit-driven, aged rosé wine with a uniquely balanced yet complex palate, made from a single icon block of Merlot grapes. Its delicate salmon-pink and onion skin hue reveals at first sight the serious style of this exceptional wine.

It is a combination of our unique terroir, uncompromising viticulture, extremely passionate winemaking and patient, purposeful ageing that separates karen. from other rosé wines. The result is a well-weighted rosé that boasts a complex character and lingering palate.

Abundant sunlight helps our vines achieve sufficient bud fertility for us to use hand spur pruning with great success. Shoot and leaf thinning is managed carefully during the summer to achieve desired sun exposure which leads to perfectly balanced grapes at harvest time. Bunch and berry selection in the vineyards take place a few times between véraison (the onset of ripening) and harvest. Merlot grapes with a very high concentration of red and black berry flavours are picked in the early morning of harvest.

In the cellar, the Merlot grapes are carefully whole bunch pressed during a very soft cycle. The juice is tasted frequently and when we reach the desired density and structure the pressing is stopped. Then the juice slowly ferments at low temperatures until completely dry.

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Pair with salmon gravlax and horseradish cream.

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