Topiary Rose 2009

Light salmon in colour, with aromas of strawberry and confectionary. Clean and dry on the palate.

variety : Shiraz [ 50% Shiraz, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Topiary Wines
winemaker : Chris Albrecht
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 6 g/l  pH : 3.14  ta : 6 g/l  va : 0.32 g/l  
type : Rose   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : A lot of attention is paid to detail in the vineyards regarding canopy management.

about the harvest: Harvested from mature and trellised vines at a ripeness of 22°B. Harvesting was done early in the morning by hand followed by rigorous sorting.

in the cellar : Selected batches of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (50:50) were drained and co-fermented with St George yeast. Kept on gross lees in tank for three months and stirred regularly. Partially completed malo-lactic fermentation. 20% Matured in old wood.

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