Tamboerskloof Rosé 2016

grapes Shiraz
aspect North Facing
altitude 176 to 184 above MSL
distance from sea 18km
soil type Tukulu and Kroonstad
rootstock 101/14
age of vines 14 years
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 bud spurs
winemaking record Grapes were handpicked between 20 and 23 degrees balling to obtain the full red fruit spectrum of the grape. Hand sorted across our sorting tables before being destemming into INOX basket press. Juice was settled overnight. Clear juice was racked off and 50% of the production was fermented in stainless steel tank and the other 50% was fermented in old 300L French oak barrels (5th and6th fill). The wine was stirred during the short maturation phase, forcing the fine lees into suspension, creating a rich mouthfeel.
wine analysis Alcohol 13.0 % volume Total Acid 4.9 g/l pH 3.4 Residual Sugar 1.5 g/l
cellaring potential 2-3 years
winemakers comments A rose gold coloured Rosé with strawberry preserve, papaya and hints of fruit salad notes on the nose, supported generously with flavours of tangerine, quince jelly, saffron and elegant white spice on the palate. Chill to 13˚C and open 30 minutes prior to serving.
recommended food pairing Starters, roasted beet salads, fresh figs with rich cheeses or seafood pasta and sushi