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Ridgeback Shiraz Rosé 2013

Creamy summer berries and strawberry sorbet with a hint of rose petal runs seamlessly into a juicy midpalate and long, silky finish.


variety : Shiraz | 98% Shiraz, 2% Grenache
winery : Ridgeback Wines
winemaker : Toit Wessels
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : 1 - 2 years

about the harvest: All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness. The Shiraz and Grenache grapes were harvested on 8 February 2013.


Shiraz
Grenache
Sugar
22.3° B
21.5° B
Acid
5.65 g/l
5.85 g/l
pH
3.25
3.35

in the cellar : 
  • The Shiraz and Grenache grapes were harvested on 8 February 2013 and destemmed together maintaining an 80% wholeberry component onto the sorting table.
  • The juice was given 4 hours of skin contact during a light pressing and then reductively handled into tank.
  • After settling for 48 hours the clear juice was racked off and inoculated with a specific Rose yeast which enhances the red berry flavour from the grapes.
  • Fermentation was done in a stainless steel tank and lasted 23 days at 13 - 15°C.
  • The wine was then lightly filtered prior to bottling.

    Bottling date: 16 April 2013
    Production: 2117 bottles
    Release: July 2013
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