Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cinsault Gamay Noir Rose 2018

This dry Rosé shows a light salmon colour. Vibrant aromas of strawberry and stone fruit give way to a fresh palate with good acidity and an elegant finish.

This easy drinking wine is a fantastic summer companion and can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide array of summer fare.

variety : Cinsaut [ Gamay Noir, Cinsault ]
winemaker : RJ Botha
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 2.85  ta : 7.6 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The grapes were harvested from two old parcels of vineyards in Stellenbosch and Paarl. With efficient suckering and the removal of excess bunches, only the strongest shoots were left with grapes for optimum ripening. These grapes were harvested to ensure the perfect balance of ripe flavours and fresh acidity.

about the harvest: Owing to the age of the vine, the yield was very low and was less than 5 t/ha.

in the cellar : The grapes only received 1 hour skin contact before the free run juice was drained. This allowed for the perfect colour balance and tannin profile. The wine was fermented with selected yeast strains to enhance the aromatic profile and to complement the fresh mouthfeel of the wine. After fermentation was completed, the wine was aged on the lees, in tank, for three months before preparation for bottling.

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