Saronsberg  Shiraz Rosé 2018

Saronsberg Shiraz Rosé 2018

The wine has a rose petal colour with plum, red berry and cherry flavours. The mouth feel is well balanced with a fresh finish.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 13.47 % vol  rs : 1.70 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 5.4 g/l  va : 0.26 g/l  so2 : 95 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Clones: SH1, SH9
Rootstock: Mgt 101-14
Age: Average 13 years
Soil: Partially weathered shale soils

about the harvest: Harvest: Third week of February 2018
Yield: 7,6 ton/ha (42 hl/ha)
Balling: 23 ˚B
pH: 3.30
Total acid: 5.9 g/l
The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and force-cooled to 4 °C

in the cellar : Then they were bunch-sorted, destemmed and berry-sorted on vibration tables by 25 highly trained staff. The berries were gently crushed into a satellite tank and deposited in a closed fermenter. After a cold soak of 1 hours the juice was drained and allowed to settle for 48 hours to remove the coarse sediment. It was then racked to a fermentation tank and allowed to warm up before being inoculated with Vin 13 yeast. A percentage of juice, drained from full ripe Shiraz was added for greater structure and mid-palate weight. Fermentation took 21 days to complete at 14 ˚C. The wine was left to settle and fined for protein stabilisation. It was given a coarse sheet filtration prior to bottling.

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