Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosé 2016

Riebeek Pinotage Rosé offers this exclusive South African cultivar in a dryer, but fresh and fruity style. An elegant Rosé bursting with flavours of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries, but without the cloying sweetness of an average Rosé.

Enjoy well-chilled with lighter meals like pasta, salmon and salads or as a glass on its own with good friends.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.04 % vol  rs : 4.9 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

Vineyard: Supplementary Trellised vines
Viticulturist: Hanno van Schalkwyk

about the harvest: 

Grapes harvested early in the morning at an average of 24° Balling
Yield: 12 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : 

100% Pinotage grapes were left on the skins until enough colour and flavour were extracted. The juice was settled overnight and then inoculated with selected yeast. Cold fermentation ensured capturing of all the natural fruit flavours.

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