Tamboerskloof Rosé 2014

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 hand-picked between 20 and 22 degrees balling to obtain the full red fruit spectrum of the grape. The grapes were hand sorted across our sorting table before being de-stemmed into a stainless steel basket press. The juice settled overnight at 14 °C, whereafter the clear juice was racked off the lees and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was racked to 6th fill 500L French oak barrels for the maturation phase.
bottled 20 June 2014
wine analysis Alcohol 13.0 % volume Total Acid 5.1 g/l pH 3.37 Residual Sugar 1.0 g/l
cellaring potential 2-3 years
winemakers comments A light Salmon coloured Rosé with melon, currant and fruit punch flavours, a subtle spice on the nose generously supported by notes of pastille berry fruit on the palate. No acidification ensures that this wine offers a rich and balanced mouth-feel. 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