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 : 13.30 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.4 g/l  va : 0.33 g/l  so2 : 109 mg/l  fso2 : 33 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: first week of February 2012
Yield: 6.5 tons per hectare (45 hl/ha)
Balling: 23° Balling
pH: 3.30
Total acid: 6.2 g/l

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

in the cellar : It was then 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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