Dekker’s Valley Shiraz Rosé 2016

A distinctive light pomegranate colour, this rosé oozes summer fruit with strawberries and has a dry but creamy finish. An easy everyday drinking styled wine.

Shellfish, Gazpacho soup and summer salads. SERVING TEMP: Between 10/12°C

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Mellasat Vineyards
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 12.44 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.67  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

Platter’s South African Wine Guide: 2* - Is pale pink, crisp & fruity for summer sunsets
in the vineyard : Location: On the farm Dekkersvlei in Klein Drakenstein near Paarl at 254 meters above sea level
Vineyards age: 16 Years
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Irrigation: Trellised with drip irrigation

about the harvest: Date: 1st February 2016
/Yield: 15.17 tonnes per hectare

in the cellar : The grapes were destemmed, crushed and the juice left on the skins without active maceration for 5 hours. Yeast (Vason ERSA 1376) was inoculated after 48 hours of juice settlement then fermented for 17 days at an average temperature of 14° C until dry.

The wine is unwooded, made in a reductive style, remaining in tank until bottling. The wine was protein stabilised using bentonite and tartrate stabilisation was undertaken prior to bottling.

The wine was fined in tank using gelatine and careful “racking”. No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling when a split 70/110 AF sterile filtration was used.

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