Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz Rosé 2016

Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz Rosé 2016

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 : 13.78 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.31 g/l  so2 : 128 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  


2013 Vintage
2014  Best Value Guide

in the vineyard : Clones: SH1, SH9
Rootstock: Mgt 101-14
Age: Average 11 years
Soil: Partially weathered shale soils

about the harvest: Harvest: first week of February 2014
Yield: 7 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 : 

The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and force-cooled to 4 °C. 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 3 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 18 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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