© 2019 Saronsberg Cellar

 

Description

The wine has a rose petal colour with plum, red berry and cherry flavours. The mouth feel is well balanced with a fresh finish.

 

Vinification

The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and force-cooled to 4 °C. Then they were bunch-sorted, destemmed and berry-sorted on vibration tables by 25 highly trained staff. The berries were gently crushed into a satellite tank and deposited in a closed fermenter. After a cold soak of 1 hours the juice was drained and allowed to settle for 48 hours to remove the coarse sediment. It was then racked to a fermentation tank and allowed to warm up before being inoculated with Vin 13 yeast. A percentage of juice, drained from full ripe Shiraz was added for greater structure and mid-palate weight. Fermentation took 21 days to complete at 14 ˚C. The wine was left to settle and fined for protein stabilisation. It was given a coarse sheet filtration prior to bottling.

Analysis

Alcohol:                           13.50 vol %

Total acid:                        5.4 g/l

pH:                                    3.38

Residual sugar:               1.7 g/l

Volatile acidity:               0.26 g/l

Free sulphur:                   35 mg/l

Total sulphur:                 95 mg/l

Tasting Notes

2019

 

Rosé