The den, Pinotage Rosé 2014


W.O. Paarl

Cultivar(s):Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 13% | R.S: 5.2g/l | T.A: 5.69g/l | Ph: 3.36

The story of this wine

The den wines are social wines to be enjoyed with friends and family. These wines are named for the den, the heart of all African wild dog communities. Flavour-packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.

Jenny Metelerkamp produced a fine Painted Wolf ink drawing for the label.

Tasting notes

A bright fruity wine with strawberry, cherry and cranberry flavours, a gentle underlying minerality and a fresh lingering finish.

Food suggestions

Bright fresh yummy rose is such a good lunch time wine and goes with lots of different dishes. Serve with sushi, roasted vegetable salad, smoked chicken breast and of course as picnic wine when you have a lot of different goodies.

The vineyard

Pinotage grapes were sourced from a number of blocks of older vines in Paarl.

Winemaking

I set out to make the most delicious and compelling dry rosé possible from Pinotage. The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where the grapes were destalked, gently crushed, and cooled before being left on skins for roughly 6 hours. The wine cold fermented in tank.

Ageing potential

This wine is delicious as a young wine and may bottle age for a few years.