Tamboerskloof Rosé 2012

grapes Shiraz 100%
- Clone SH 747
aspect North Facing
altitude 176 to 184 above MSL
distance from sea 18km
soil type Tukulu and Kroonstad
rootstock 101/14
age of vines 12 years
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 bud spurs
winemaking record Grapes were hand-picked at 21 degrees balling to obtain the red fruit spectrum of the Shiraz grape. The grapes were hand sorted across the sorting tables before de-stemmed into a basket press. The juice was settled overnight. Clear juice was racked off and fermentation took 16 days in a stainless steel tank after natural inoculation with wild yeasts at a temperature of 14'C. The wine as stirred in the tank 5 times during its short maturation phase, thus forcing the fine lees into suspension to create the rich mouthfeel on this wine.
bottled 29 June 2012
wine analysis Alcolhol 13% volume Total Acid 5.8 g/l pH 3.4 Residual Sugar 2.2 g/l
cellaring potential 2 years
winemakers comments A copper to salmon pink coloured Rose with strawberry, mixed berry and papaya flavours on the nose, which are supported generously with notes of fruit salad and strawberry on the palate. Chill to 14'C and open 30 minutes prior to serving.
recommended food pairing Salads, starters and light meals.