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– Special Vintage Info: The Pinotage grapes used for this rosé were harvested from selected vineyards for the style of the wine. 2019 was one of the coldest harvest seasons, which resulted in the ideal conditions to rosé grapes. The wine had a naturally good acidity with a balanced fruit flavour profile.
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: Picking is done by hand only, the grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before being transferred into a press where the juice is drained immediately and separated from the skins. The juice is clarified by means of rotation and racked to a fermentation tank.
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Fermentation is done by a few selected yeast strains at different fermentation temperatures. Only two products, namely bentonite and a protein product produced by isolating proteins from potatoes or peas, are used to fine the juice and wine. Filtering was done before bottling.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time:
The ever-popular Delheim Pinotage Rosé has a light salmon colour with soft pink hues. With colder weather conditions during the harvest of the Pinotage grapes used for this wine, you will enjoy an elegant rosé which is driven by fresh fruit flavours, led by juicy berry characters. Notes of pomegranate, cranberry with nuances of candy floss and floral notes add to the complexity of this wine.