Rosalind Paarl Pinotage Rosé 2013


W.O. Paarl

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 13.3% | R.S: 2.4g/l | T.A: 7.2g/l | Ph: 3.31

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 bright cherry and strawberry aromas, and a fresh lingering finish.

The vineyard

The grapes for this wine were sourced from a single block of Pinotage in the Paarl region, picked especially for making rosé.

Winemaking

We have set out to make the finest and most elegant dry rosé possible from Pinotage. The grapes were handpicked into small baskets and taken to the cellar and were destalked and gently crushed. The juice had roughly 12 hours of skin contact before we gravity drained the juice off the skins. We recovered 9500 litres of juice from 24 tons of grapes, the lightest and most elegant free run juice. The wine cold fermented in tank and bottled in June 2013.

Ageing potential

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