Zevenwacht 7evenrosé 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.03
RS - 12 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Rose
Style - Off Dry
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

A wine with a delicate, beautiful rose petal pink. The palate is red fruit - ripe raspberry and strawberry - balanced with sweetness and acidity, giving a long lingering fresh feeling. A delicious lifestyle wine, elegant and soft with an off-dry finish.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

In The Vineyard

For our growing Rose market, we have dedicated a very specific Merlot vineyard which is situated on a cooler South-westerly facing slope, 150m above sea level. The decomposed granite soils include desirable clay elements that retain moisture during the drier months of ripening, yet, as a result of prominent gravel fractions, allow for excellent drainage.

About The Harvest

The grapes for our Merlot were picked at 23° Brix

In The Cellar

The grapes crushed and taken to a red wine fermentor. After this, we drew off 100l/ton of juice to a white wine fermentor. The wine was fermented cold, 12° - 14° C to retain fresh red fruit aromas. The delicate pink colour for the Rose is derived from the red pigments that are released during the crushing process. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the fermenting wine down to minus 4 degrees Celsius. This resulted in an off-dry Rose.


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