Dekker's Valley Shiraz Rosé 2020

Dekker's Valley Shiraz Rosé 2020

A distinctive light pomegranate colour, this rosé oozes summer fruit with raspberries and has a dry but creamy finish. An easy everyday drinking styled wine.

 

Shellfish, Gazpacho soup and summer salads.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Mellasat Vineyards
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.54 % vol  rs : 2.03 g/l  pH : .  ta : 5.24 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Platter’s South African Wine Guide: 3 Stars (82)

in the vineyard : 

On the farm Dekkersvlei in Klein Drakenstein near Paarl at 254 meters above sea level

Vine Age: 21 Years
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Average Yield: 9.6 tons per hectare
Irrigation: Trellised with drip irrigation

about the harvest: 13th February 2020.

in the cellar : 

The grapes were destemmed, crushed and the juice left on the skins without active maceration for 1 hours. Yeast (Laffort Actiflore Rosé) was inoculated after 24 hours of juice settlement then fermented on the Viognier lees for 8 days at an average temperature of 17 degrees C until dry.

The wine is unwooded, made in a reductive style, remaining in tank until bottling. The wine was protein stabilised using bentonite and tartrate stabilisation was undertaken prior to bottling.

No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling when a split 70/110 AF sterile filtration was used.

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