Welmoed Heritage Rosé 2012

Fresh, easy drinking style from early ripening Pinotage vines and young hillside Shiraz vines. Vibrant strawberry pink colour. Full of soft red and blackberry flavours. Crisp, lively and fresh finish.

Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.Serve this wine chilled on its own. It also tastes delicious with fish, salads or light sandwiches.

variety : Pinotage [ 50% Pinotage, 50% Shiraz ]
winery : Welmoed Winery
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.12  ta : 5.78 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Enjoy now or within the next two years.

in the vineyard : Fruit sourced from the Stellenbosch region. Cool Mediterranean climate with loamy clay soils. Vines are trellised on a 5 wire hedge system.

about the harvest: Selected Pinotage blocks were harvested quite early to preserve the primary fruit characters and fresh acidity of the final product (22ºB). The Shiraz is picked about two weeks later which will add mainly to the strawberry pink colour profile, and a rounder palate and aftertaste.

in the cellar : Fermentation takes place on the skins until desired colour is extracted - about 8 - 12 hours skin contact. The juice is separated from the skins and completes its primary fermentation in stainless steel tank at temperatures of 14° - 16° C. Hereafter, this Rosé is protein and cold stabilised and ready for bottling.

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