Welmoed Rose 2018

This light onion skin colour rosé is packed with ripe strawberries, red apple and raspberries. The palate indicates a stunning equilibrium between acidity and sweetness that deserves the crisp finish.

Excellent served on its own or with grilled fish, salads or light sandwiches. Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

variety : Shiraz [ 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier ]
winery : Welmoed Winery
winemaker : Bernard Claassen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 11.05 % vol  rs : 4.35 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.45 g/l  
type : Rose  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Ready to be enjoyed now with the potential to age for two years.

Located in Stellenbosch, the farm of Welmoed was first granted to Governor Simon van der Stel in 1690. Over the years, many great wines have been produced in the Welmoed cellar. Today, Welmoe maintains its proud winemaking tradition.

in the vineyard : The grapes were selected from an assortment of Shiraz vineyards in the Stellenbosch region. The vines were grown in and a cool Mediterranean climate using a five-wire system within loamy clay soils.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 20 - 21°C Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were harvested at 20 - 21°C Balling to preserve its primary fruit characters, fresh acidity and strawberry pink colour profile. Skin contact took place on the skins for approximately 2 to 4 hours, until desired colour was extracted. The juice was separated from the skins and completed its primary fermentation stage at 14°C – 16°C Celsius in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was protein and cold stabilised prior to bottling.

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