Tamboerskloof Rosé 2013

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 13 years
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 bud spurs
winemaking record Grapes were hand-picked between 20 and 22 degrees balling to obtain the red fruit spectrum of the Shiraz grape. Hand sorted across the sorting tables before being de-stemmed into a stainless steel basket press. Juice was settled overnight. Clear juice was racked off and fermented in old 500L French oak barrels. The wine was stirred in barrel during its short maturation phase, thus forcing the fine lees into suspension, creating a rich mouthfeel in this wine.
bottled 27 June 2013
wine analysis Alcohol 13.0 % volume Total Acid 5.0 g/l pH 3.29 Residual Sugar 3.7 g/l
cellaring potential 2 years
winemakers comments Soft ruby to salmon pink coloured Rosé with strawberry and fruit salad flavours on the nose generously supported with notes of mixed berry on the palate. Chill to 14°C and open 30 minutes prior to serving.
recommended food pairing Summer salads with fresh fruit and crudités, creamy pasta dishes with salmon, prawns or chicken, soft cheese with fresh figs, rocket and balsamic dressing and sushi.