Rosalind Paarl Pinotage Rosé 2015


W.O. Paarl

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 12.32% | R.S: 3.7g/l | T.A: 5.8g/l | Ph: 3.53

Awards & accolades

  • 88  – Steve Tanzer USA

The story of this wine

 The wine is named for Rosalind Koch - one of our Painted Wolf pack members, and a true “English rose”. Rosalind is the daughter of famous English wine merchant John Avery.  Ros and her husband, Pete grew the grapes for this wine. She also drew the delightful wild dog pup featured on the label.

Tasting notes

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

The vineyard

Pinotage grapes were sourced from a number of blocks of older vines in Paarl. In the past vintages the grapes were sourced from Southern Cross vineyard, from our Painted Wolf pack members Ros and Pete Koch. This year we harvested their grapes for red wine, and subsequently sourced grapes for Rosalind elsewhere.

Winemaking

I set out to make the most delicious and compelling dry rosé possible from Pinotage. The grapes are hand harvested into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they are destalked, gently crushed, and cooled before being left on skins for roughly 6 hours. Juice is then drawn off the skins and cold fermented in tank.

Ageing potential

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