Tamboerskloof Rosé 2015

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 22 and 25 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, where after the clear juice was racked off the lees and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
wine analysis Alcohol 13.0 % volume Total Acid 5.5 g/l pH 3.35 Residual Sugar 1.2 g/l
cellaring potential 2-3 years
winemakers comments A light Salmon coloured Rosé with strawberry, melon and subtle spice notes on the nose, followed by fruit punch flavours 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