Double Gold again for De Krans Pinotage Rosé at Rosé Rocks

by Editor on 16 September 2019
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The De Krans Pinotage Rosé has done it again. For the 2nd year in a row it has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold medal at the recent Rosé Rocks competition. This year the award was bestowed on the 2019 vintage.

This competition is the first of its kind in SA which is entirely dedicated to Rosé and seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in Rosé winemaking but also to in effect, promote the category in SA. The competition was chaired by leading industry influencer, Allan Mullins, who was joined on the judging panel by five other leading industry role players.

The De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2019 is packed with red fruit flavour and a balanced acidity, resulting in a burst of freshness. On the nose you’ll pick up soft elegant rose petals, candy floss and hints of strawberries. Having previously produced a Rosé from other grape varieties, this style of wine has finally found its stride at De Krans in 2016 with South Africa’s signature variety Pinotage.

After the grapes are crushed and destemmed, the juice is drained from the skins almost immediately, resulting in the beautiful light rose petal blush pink. While darker shades of pink and red usually signify a sweeter palate, the lighter colour of current Rosés has almost become synonymous with a drier style. The De Krans Pinotage Rosé retails approximately at R69 per bottle at most outlets or purchase directly from the farm. For more information visit www.dekrans.co.za.

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