Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz Rosé 2012

Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz Rosé 2012

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 : 13.25 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.16  ta : 7.0 g/l  va : 0.38 g/l  so2 : 90 mg/l  fso2 : 26 mg/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Clones: SH1, SH9
Rootstock: Mgt 101-14
Age: Average 9 years
Soil: Structured red soils with course gravel and weathered shale soils

about the harvest: Harvest: 5 February 2012
Yield: 4.5 tons per hectare (31 hl/ha)
Balling: 23° Balling
pH: 3.40
Total acid: 5.10 g/l

The grapes were handpicked in the early morning and force cooled to 4°C.

in the cellar : The berries 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 12 hours the juice was drained and allowed to settle for 48 hours to remove the course sediment. It was then racked to a fermentation tank and allowed to warm up before being inoculated with Vin 13 yeast.

Fermentation took 18 days to complete at 14°C. The wine was left to settle and fined for protein stabilization. It was given a coarse sheet filtration prior to bottling.

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