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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:56

2016 Pre-Vintage Update!

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Pre-Vintage Update!   The temperatures are rising at Sainte Rose and we are busy preparing for our 15th harvest!  We are looking forward to this harvest even more than usual as we have lots of new equipment to use that will both enhance the quality of the wine we produce and improve our efficiency during this very taxing and stressful period.  With the help of European grant funding our biggest new investment is a brand new 100hl Xpert press from Bucher Vaslin!  This magnificent beast of a press is not only impressive to look at but impressive in its functionality.…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:59

Autumn 2015 News!

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DSR AUTUMN 2015 NEWS!   First 2015 Vintage bottled Harvest 2015 was long and tiring, but ultimately very successful and we have been delighted with the quality of the wines as they begin to age in their respective barrels or tanks.  No such ageing is necessary for our hugely successful, fresh and vibrant rosé wines, the grapes for which were picked way back in August!  The first of our 2015 Rosés are already bottled, are on their way to their respective clients and will be available before Christmas in the UK!  Gone are the days when Rosé is saved for…
Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:21

Harvest 2015

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Harvest 2015   The past 6 weeks have been a hectic rollercoaster of picking and processing, but we are pleased to say that almost all 36 hectares worth of grapes and juice are now safely in the winery at Sainte Rose being carefully monitored through primary fermentation!  What is left is a few rows of our older block of Roussanne, which we have left on the vine to concentrate in flavour and pick up some noble rot, with a view to making a limited edition late harvest sweet wine!   It has been a strange harvest, with periods of intense…
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