The De Grendel Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills facing Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island. The Benguela Current which flows up the Wets Coast from the deep cold South Atlantic blows cool breezes onto the vineyards ameliorating Summer heat. The grapes for the De Grendel Rosé come from suppliers, half of the grapes being Pinotage and the other half being Cabernet Sauvignon, grapes grown especially to make a fine Rosé.
The juice lies on the skins for just long enough to make Charles Hopkins and his team happy that they have sufficient colour in the juice prior to fermentation. From here on it is treated like a white wine.
Click the red arrow on the left to listen to my podcast about De Grendel Rosé 2019.
The beauty of De Grendel Wine Estate is that it is about 20 minutes drive both from the Cape Town CBD and to the Cape Town International Airport. Perfect for popping out there to put a couple of cases in your boot, have a great lunch. Also pick up a case or two if you are flying from the Airport.
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