Diemersdal Sauvignon Rosé 2014

Delicate, fruity and lively, with distinctive Sauvignon Blanc  lime, with hints of the cherry and strawberry flavours of Cabernet balanced palate with crisp acidity and fruity undertones.

Served well chilled on any occasion.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.37 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2012 vintage: Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards '12
2011 vintage: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide'11
2010 vintage: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide'10
2009 vintage: 4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide'10
2009 vintage: Most innovative wine - Michelangelo International Wine Awards '09
in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: Slight Southeast facing slopes
Soil: Decomposed granite with high clay content
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: SB - 15 years; CS - 17 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: Yield: SB: 9 - 12 t/ha; CS: 12t/ha

in the cellar : The wine was vinified separately during the 2013 vintage. Traditional reductive Sauvignon Blanc Winemaking. Three weeks before bottling, 7% fresh Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 was added to the Sauvignon Blanc until the perfect rosy coral colour was matched.

Maturation: Post Fermentation lees contact for 3 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration. Blended 3 weeks before bottling and stabilization.

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