Beyerskloof Pinotage Brut Rose 2010

Beyerskloof Pinotage Brut Rose 2010

Colour: Elegant coral pink colour
Bouquet: Crisp red current and sweet cherry notes with floral perfume aromas
Opulent fruit gives way to classic biscotti, crushed apples, cinnamon and candyfloss. Well rounded and inviting with a crisp acidity. A sparkling wine that resembles a classic French Champagne infused by our very own Pinotage. A perfect aperitif or drink for any occasion.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Travis Langley
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.19 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.13  ta : 8.4 g/l  so2 : 65 mg/l  
type : Sparkling  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The Brut Pinotage Rosé provides an exiting addition to our impressive range of wines. With a fresh, light and crisp character our Brut Pinotage Rosé is produced using the Méthode Charmat and showcases the great versatility of the Pinotage varietal

Soil: Hutton, Clovelly
Trellising: Bushvines
Above average rainfall and cold weather during winter ensured a good water intake by the soils for growth season. Early budding of the vines started because of warm conditions during September. The start of summer had a lot of rain as well as strong winds which caused uneven ripening, smaller berries and lower yields. High temperatures during summer made for an early harvest. The 2010 harvest will be remembered for small yields especially on the red cultivar but ensured greater quality.

in the cellar : The juice was soaked on the skins for 12 hours, to extract sufficient amounts of colour and structure, whereafter primary fermentation took place at 12° C for almost two weeks. After crushing, the grapes went through a press where all the juice was pressed at 0.5 bar, to produce a base wine. After an additional three months on the lease the wine undergoes a second fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then left on the lease for another 2 - 3 months, and then bottled.

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