Bellingham Pinotage Rosé 2009

Brilliant clear pink in colour with an orange tinge. Distinct nose, rich in freshly crushed strawberry flavours with ripe cherry nuances and hints of Turkish delight and spice. A burst of crushed strawberries on the palate with touches of spice. Delicately sweet with a refreshing crisp finish and a fruity after taste.

Enjoy well chilled as an aperitif, with spicy seared tuna, sushi as well as grilled chicken salads.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niël Groenewald & Mario Damon
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.85 g/l  
type : Rose  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Wellington and Robertson area, selected for producing the quality grapes required for this style of Rosé.

about the harvest: The grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness of 23º - 25º B to allow full flavour development and the desired sugar content. Yields are typically 8-10 tons/ha.

in the cellar : The grapes are crushed and fermented on the skins for 8 hours to obtain desired colour and flavour extraction. The wine is then drawn off the skins and cold fermentation is continued until the desired sugar level is reached.

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