2018 De Grendel Proposal Hill Methode Cap Classique Brut Rosé

£24.50 / Per Bottle

The Proposal Hill Cap Classique Brut Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir grown on the western slope of the Tygerberg hill on De Grendel, overlooked by the original homestead built by the first baronet Graaff, the vines enjoying the same view that Sir De Villiers and Lady Graaff treasured all those years ago. Pale lemon colour with exceptionally fine mousse. It exudes freshness and pure fruit on the nose by showcasing vibrant notes of Granny Smith apple, white blossom, candied lemon rind and white peach. Creamy, biscuit notes give texture to the lively citrus and green apple. An elegant and refined MCC with a yeasty undercurrent on the palate.

38 in stock

100% Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s notes

  • Viticulture

Pinot Noir grapes were grown on west-facing slopes on the Tygerberg overlooking Cape Town and planted in well-drained blue shale soils.

  • Vinification

Whole bunch pressed, with 550 litres per ton recovered. Juice went through a settling process and was then inoculated, followed by 19 days of alcoholic fermentation. The wine was kept on the full lees for 120 days and in that time underwent malolactic fermentation that makes this product quite unique due to our cooler growing conditions and higher acidity. Then the product was stabilised, sweetened, inoculated and bottled where second fermentation took place in the bottle and was completed for 60 days, followed by 24 months of lees ageing in the bottle.

Bone-dry Méthode Cap Classique is one of the most versatile and food-friendly wines in the world. The dry acidity of the Proposal Hill Brut Rosé pairs exceptionally well with rich foods and is perfectly capable to cut through the richness of dishes such as creamy risotto, smoked salmon terrine, duck prosciutto and buttery pastries.

The 2016 vintage can be enjoyed now or matured for another 5 years.


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