De Krans Pinotage Rose 2018

De Krans Pinotage Rose 2018

Colour: Beautiful Strawberry pink. Bouquet:Fresh summer berry nose of Strawberry, cherries and raspberries with a hint of watermelon.Taste: Full fruity taste of glazed cherries, strawberries and Turkish delight with well-balanced acidity and velvety end.

Great chilled on its own or with fresh grilled trout or salmon, sushi or chicken pastas.

variety : Pinotage [ Tinta Barocca ]
winery : De Krans Wines
winemaker : Louis van der Riet
wine of origin : Klein Karoo
analysis : alc : 13.33 % vol  rs : 7.2 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Rose  
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. The history of the farm dates back to 1890 when the current owners’ great grandfather bought part of the first farm established in Calitzdorp, named Buffelsvallei (“Buffalo valley”) on the edge of the municipal boundary of Calitzdorp. The first grapes were planted in 1936 mainly for the production of raisins and some sweet wine. In 1964 the present cellar was built and De Krans quickly became well-known for quality ports and Muscat sweet wines, as well as dry table wines. The current owners and winemaker now take advantage of the unique Calitzdorp terroir to produce great quality Cape ports and table wines from a whole range of interesting grape varieties.

in the vineyard : Portuguese varietals where planted in Calitzdorp during the late 1970’s with Tinta Barocca being the first to find its way to the Klein Karoo. Calitzdorp ‘s continental climate compares much to Tinta Barocca’s home in the Douro Portugal. Shallow clay soils en dry warm summers make perfect conditions to grown this respectable vine. All vines are micro irrigated and perold trellised to ensure best fruit possible.

about the harvest: Low yielding vineyards are harvested early February at 20-22 degrees balling.

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