Garden Vineyards Rosé 2012
Deep salmon pink developing onion skin tones. Cherries and strawberry nose, followed by crispy summer fruit salad palate. The balance is perfect ending dry and crisp enticing you to take another sip! This rosé is a delightful blend of 59% Shiraz, 22% Grenache and 19% Mourvedre.
Alcohol 13.95 %vol
RS 1.02 g/l
Total acid 6.00 g/l
Total SO2 91 g/l
Appellation Western Cape
In the Vineyard
These Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre vineyards are situated on the farm DeMorgenzon in the Stellenboschkloof and is part of this prestigious farm’s replanting programme. Small portions of the grapes are bought in from surrounding farms in Stellenbosch. Trellised vineyards are managed to ensure natural high acidity and full flavour concentration.
The grapes were handpicked and selected in the early morning at between 23º and 24.5º Balling. The yield was 8,7 (55hl/ha) tons per hectare with acids above 6,2 g/l and pH is generally below 3,2.
In the Cellar
Bunch selection was done in the vineyard. Grapes were partially whole bunch pressed, the balance de-stemmed and the juice left for 4- 6 hours of skin contact before being drained, blended and fermented. After settling the juice was racked and inoculated with VIN13. Fermentation took place at 13ºC to ensure a fruity wine that will linger in your memory. Matured in old 400l oak barrels for 7 months for added complexity.
This wine is drinking very well at release and will continue to develop over the 30 months after harvest.