Lanzerac Premium Pinotage Rosé 2018

Lanzerac Premium Pinotage Rosé 2018

This iconic Rosé, held in high regard by many generations of Stellenbosch wine-lovers, boasts gentle aromatic notes of perfume and rose petals, redcurrants and crushed strawberries. Skin contact of only 2-3 hours resulted in a beautiful delicate colour and soft fruit flavours. A dry, perfumed and fruity Rosé that is perfect for easy sipping during the warm summer months, the Lanzerac Pinotage Rosé proudly lives up to its name.

Enjoy this dry Pinotage Rosé on lazy summer days with a refreshing fruit skewer, a salmon salad with strawberry vinaigrette or a twice-baked goat’s cheese soufflés.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Wynand Lategan
wine of origin : Jonkershoek Valley
analysis : alc : 11.9 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


712015 4 Star Platter's Wine Guide
2015 Gold Wine Style People's Choice Awards
2015 Silver Decanter World Wine Awards

ageing : Best enjoyed now.

in the vineyard : Grapes for the Lanzerac Pinotage Rosé 2018 was source from a vineyard block, L4, that was planted in 2015 on Lanzerac in the Jonkershoek Valley. The block covers an area of 3 hectares and yielded a crop of 14.1 ton/hectare in 2018.

about the harvest: 8 February 2018.

in the cellar : The grapes were picked at around 21-22° Balling and hand sorted before it was destemmed and crushed. Colour extracting took no longer than 2-3 hours before the juice was left to settle for 48 hours at around 13-14° Celsius. The clear juice was drawn o the lees and inoculated with a specific commercial yeast strain. Fermentation was controlled at around 14° Celsius and took around 10 days to complete.

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