Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2015

Attractive samlom coloured 2015 from Shiraz offer the expected red fruit profile, in this cae just-picked crunchy strawberries, but the additions of Semillon and Viognier take it to another level. Viognier's aromatic contribution is floral hints, while the subtle spanspek flavours come from Semillon.

Elegant and completely dry, this could be enjoyed on its own or matched with a variety of dishes; its the ideal summer wine but has enough character to be included in winters and other seasons' wine repetoires.

variety : Shiraz | 70% Shiraz, 17% Semillon, 13% Viognier
winemaker : Bernard le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.65 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 5.6 g/l  va : 0.34 g/l  so2 : 150 mg/l  fso2 : 27 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Located in the foothillsof thetowering Helderbergmountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

about the harvest: BernarAge of Vines: Planted in 2008 and 2009
Clone: Shiraz: SH9; Viognier VR1A
Yield: 6 tons/ha

Grapes are handpicked at 22.5 to 23° Balling in the morning when the weather is cooler, and placed in small lug boxes which reduces compaction and damage to the fruit. The grapes are then hand sorted on sorting tables.

in the cellar : Our experienced winemaker, Bernard Le Roux has been a part of the Foothills team since early 2014 and is passionate about producing site specific wines which reflect our unique terroir.

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