Zandvliet My Best Friend Shiraz Rosé 2011

Zandvliet's credo has long been "the winelovers' friend for many years" and this My Best Friend range reflects the pure enjoyment that goes into the making and sharing of a fine wine. Conceptualised and specially blended by cellarmaster Paul de Wet - originally for his best friend who wanted a juicy, easy-drinking wine at fair value - these wines have been designed to be immensely quaffable, for their – and your - everyday drinking pleasure.

Colour: Light Raspberry Red

Nose: Opulent ripe strawberries with hints of cherries and raspberry

Palate: The nose gently transfers to the palate with good mouth fill, leaving a long aftertaste of strawberries.

Appreciation: Make sure it is well chilled. Food Pairing: Versatile, aperitif wine and ideal crossover wine with foods - excellent with light meals and exceptional with sushi, sashimi and seared tuna.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Ettienne Malan
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

John Platter: 2½ Stars (2010)

ageing : Drink now until the end of 2012

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: Very gently, southerly
Soil: Rocky, chalk rich
Climate: Moderate summer, with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: Cool south easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Yield: 10 - 12ton/ha

in the cellar : Oenology: Fruit from young vines exclusively, destalked, crushed, cooled to 5° C, in static de-juicer overnight. Juice drained, settled and fermented at 15° C

The Team
Winemaker: Ettienne Malan (2010)
Advised by: Paul de Wet (1976)
Viticulture: Dan de Wet (1993)

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