The Wine: Intense aromas of fresh strawberries and citrus fruit supported by subtle rose petal and floral note with a fresh and fruity strawberry, peach and melon flavours, balanced by a fresh acidity, with a lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Excellent on its own or with grilled seafood, chicken and pasta dishes or with soft cream cheeses.
Producer: Two Oceans
Winemaker : Justin Corrans
Wine Region: Western Cape
At a Glance: ABV: 12.10% RS : 7.30 g/l PH : 3.22 TA : 6.20 g/l
TYPE : Rose CLOSURE : Screw cap
In the Vineyard: The grapes were sourced from premium vineyards in the Stellenbosch and mainly Malmesbury regions, situ-ated at altitudes some 110 m to 160 m above sea level. The vines are grown in deep red decomposed granite as well as sandy and gravel soils, ideally suited to the cultivation of Shiraz grapes. The warm, dry condition resulted in a yield of 5 to 8 tons per hectare of healthy grapes with smaller berries and a favourable skin-to-juice ratio. Pest and disease control was implemented according to South African subjective IPW standards.
In the cellar: The grapes were crushed, and the juice and skins kept together for 4 hours to extract an optimum level of colour. The juice was separated from the skins in dejuicers and then clarified. The clean juice was inoculated with a pure yeast culture and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 13º C. After fermentation the wine was racked from the lees, blended, cold-stabilized and filtered prior to bottling.