Rosalind Paarl Pinotage Rosé 2012


W.O. Paarl

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 13.1% | R.S: 2.5g/l | T.A: 5.4g/l | Ph: 3.23

Awards & accolades

  • 3 stars – Platter 2012
  • The Wine Society UK – March 2011

The story of this wine

This wine was named for Rosalind Koch. Ros and her husband, Pete grew the grapes for this wine. Ros also drew the delightful wild dog pup featured on the label.

Tasting notes

A fine fruity wine with cherry, strawberry, candyfloss and mineral aroma and a fresh lingering finish.

The vineyard

Pinotage grapes were sourced from our Painted Wolf pack members Ros and Pete Koch at Southern Cross farm in Simondium. This vineyard was planted in 1986 and is not irrigated. As I am a great admirer of real rose and pick this block especially for rose. The wine is not a bi-product of a red wine program

Winemaking

I set out to make the finest most elegant dry rose possible. The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar at Rheebokskloof where the wine maker Rolanie Lotz gives the grapes the utmost attention to make the best possible Pinotage Rose. Grapes were destalked and gently crushed, sitting on skins for 12 hours. We pressed 5000 litres of juicy from 12 tons of grapes- the lightest and most elegant of pressings. The wine cold fermented in tank with Chenin Blanc fermentation lees.

Ageing potential

This wine is delicious as a young wine but does bottle age really well for a few years