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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…
Monday, 10 August 2015 08:47

Vintage 2015 Begins!

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Vintage 2015   The month of July saw daytime temperatures of 42 degrees C and there had been not a drop of rain for more than 6 weeks.  At Sainte Rose we were thankful for the drip irrigation in our vineyards, which has ensured that the extreme temperatures and lack of water have not caused any hydric stress in the vines and that the grapes continue to ripen in a healthy fashion.  We were however preparing for another extremely early harvest.     The start of August brought some cooler days and some light rain that has at least washed…
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