Savanha Pinotage Rose 2007

An attractive, dusky-pink wine that’s well-structured, fruit-driven and ready to enjoy now. The nose rewards with hints of strawberry and candy floss, leading to full, ripe strawberry flavours that linger pleasantly on the after-palate.

Serve with mussels steamed in rosé wine with garlic sauce on a bed of wild rice.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Anton Swarts and Frans Smit
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now, or within 2 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Climate
Average temperature: Winter 10°C; Summer 27°C
Annual rainfall: 380-650 mm
Proximity to ocean: 30-100 km

Soil
Tukulu, Oakleaf, Alluvial and Riverbed

Viticulture
Trellised vines aged 6-12 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 8-12 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Pinotage grapes were handpicked at 24° -26° Balling.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes were de-stemmed and gently crushed. After 6-8 hours of skin contact for colour extraction, the juice fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14-16ºC until dry. The wine was left on the less for 3-6 months before blending and stabilisation.

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