Rosalind Paarl Pinotage Rosé 2013
Cultivar(s): Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 13.3% | R.S: 2.4g/l | T.A: 7.2g/l | Ph: 3.31
Awards & accolades
Top 100 – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2017Silver – International Wine Challenge 20174 stars – Platter
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.
A fine, fruity wine with bright cherry and strawberry aromas, and a fresh lingering finish.
The use of wild Yeast and barrel fermention for this wine has yielded a Chenin is a both sleek and complex, suitable for country cooking with a French flair.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from a single block of Pinotage in the Paarl region, picked especially for making rosé.
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.
This wine is delicious as a young wine but does bottle age really well for a few years
A social wine to be enjoyed with friends and family. Named for THE DEN, the heart of the Wild Dog community. Flavour packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.
A pack of Wild Dogs and a pack of cyclists share the same goal. Whether it is food for the pack or the end of a long road, what remains is the bond between pack members and the ability to unwind and enjoy the company. Company made all the more enjoyable by sharing a good wine, a love of wide open spaces and the Wild Dogs who roam them.
High quality wines carefully hand crafted from our 3 Pack members’ grapes including a number of single vineyard wines named after the vineyard owners.
Named after Lycaon Pictus, the scientific name for Painted Wolf. Each edition of this deluxe Rhone style blend is as rare and beautiful as the Wild Dogs we support. Each year we choose a painting from one of our pack artists to feature on the label and each year we match estimated Wild Dog numbers with the number of bottle we produce. In most cases, the original painting is sold at auction with proceeds donated to wild dog research and conservation.