Ridgeback Shiraz Rosé 2011

Fresh summer berries and strawberry sorbet are complemented by hints of rose petal on a creamy mid-palate and long silky finish.


variety : Shiraz | 98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
winery : Ridgeback Wines
winemaker : Toit Wessels
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Best Value 2011

ageing : 1 - 2 years

about the harvest: All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness. The Shiraz grapes were harvested on 8 February 2011 and the Viognier grapes were harvested on 27 January 2011.


Shiraz
Viognier
Sugar
22.1° B
23.5° B
Acid
5.25g/l
5.75g/
pH
3.43
3.45

in the cellar : 
  • The Shiraz grapes were destemmed maintaining an 80% wholeberry component and given 4 hours of skin contact during a light pressing. Thereafter the juice was reductively handled until bottling.
  • The Viognier grapes were pressed on 27 January 2011. After settling the clear juice was racked to 225 litre French oak barrels where fermentation was completed.
  • Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for Shiraz lasted 25 days at 15°C whilst Viognier was fermented in barrel without commercial yeast for 8 days at 20°C.
  • Wines were then blended and lightly filtered prior to bottling.

  • Bottling date: 31 March 2011
    Bottling Date: 31 march 2011
    Production: 7 195 bottles
    Release: June 2011

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