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Wild Gardens Brut Rosé MCC 2012 (case of 6 bottles)

R1,320.00

The Hilton College Wild Gardens are planted with indigenous bulbs, succulents, aloes and daisies, enhancing the front of our 150 year old school. Celebrate every occasion with our Wild Gardens Brut Rosé.

When making this (93%) Pinot Noir and (7%) Chardonnay Brut Rosé, Domaine des Dieux uses the saignée method to achieve the colour. Juice is ‘bled off’ (saignée) from the press when it has extracted the right level of colour. The base wines are then cool fermented in steel vats to preserve their delicate fruit flavours followed by 72 months bottle ageing on its lees. Strawberry, black cherry, raspberry notes jump out of the glass with a hint of rose water in the background. The mousse is fine, and soft, with a rich, generous attack developing beautifully in the mouth into a clean, dry finish. Tantalising balance and generosity of fruit make this a great apéritif and food wine.

Awards: John Platters – 4 stars ; Tim Atkin MW – 92 points ; Rose Rocks – Gold ; Amorim Cap Classique Challenge – Gold.

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Enjoyment

Wild Gardens is a traditional method bottle fermented sparkling wine made from 93% Pinot Noir and 7% Chardonnay. It is a celebration of love, and should be opened at every occasion. A berry-basket bouquet! Strawberry, black cherry, raspberry notes jump out of the glass with a hint of mint and rose water in the background. The mousse is fine, and soft, with a rich, generous attack developing beautifully in the mouth into a clean, dry finish. Tantalising balance and generosity of fruit make this a great apéritif and food wine. Serve ice bucket cold.

The Vineyard

Grapes for this Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) were all sourced from parcels in the Hemel en Aarde ridge. It is here that we grow high-quality Pinot Noir used to produce wines of longevity and finesse. Pinot Noir is known throughout the world as one of the traditional varietals used to produce the finest and most long-lived sparkling wines, clone 52C, a champagne clone, is grown on the Domaine des Dieux farm and picked for use in our MCC’s.

Winemaking

We use the saignée method to achieve the colour in our Brut Rosé. Juice is ‘bled off’ (saignée) from the press when it has extracted the right level of colour. The base wines are then cool-fermented in steel vats to preserve their delicate fruit flavours. At blending time the base wines for the Rosé are selected for their perfumed fruit profiles. Following the secondary fermentation in bottle, the wines lie in the bottle on their lees for 72 months in the cool of the cellar before disgorgement.

 

Technical Details

 

Alcohol by Volume 11.5%
Total Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.14 g/L
Residual Sugar 14.1 g/L