The Pony Express Blaauwklippen Rose 2016

A beautiful copper-pink / wild salmon colour combines with cherry blossoms, red fruit, strawberry and hints of raspberry, marshmallow on the nose. Vibrant palate with creamy mid palate weight and lingering chalky/ mineral finish.

Perfect companion for summer salads, light charcuterie dishes, risotto and white meat or enjoy with sunsets on its own.

variety : Shiraz | 80% Shiraz, 20% Zinfandel
winemaker : Rolf Zeitvogel with Albert Basson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 11.84 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.10 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : Handpicked Shiraz grapes were transported to the cellar for immediate processing and pressing in order to avoid the over-extraction of colour and to ensure a light copper-pink colour. The juice was settled overnight and racked to stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was cold and slow in order to preserve flavour. Extended lees contact after fermentation was given to create a rich mouthfeel.

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