Our Pinotage Dry Rosé adds a unique and interesting twist to our range of
wines. A fun and elegant wine with fresh berry and floral undertones. Lovely to
sip when chilled and a great companion to salads and fish.
Wine Name: Beyerskloof Pinotage Dry Rosé
Varietal(s): 100% Pinotage
Soil: Hutton and Clovely
Trellising: Mainly bush vines
Bouquet: Abundance of sweet red cherries, candyfloss and ripe strawberry aromas
Tasting notes: Clean and crisp entrance, refreshingly dry with good acidity. A medium bodied Rosé that is layered with sweet red berries. Hints of buttery, creamy notes add complexity to this serious and delightful Rosé, finishing off with a lingering aftertaste of red cherries and sweet strawberries.
Vintage Notes: This was the driest winter, spring and summer since the start of the farm in 1988.We had half of our yearly rainfall which meant that we had to irrigate all our Vineyards for at least 48 hours. 2016 was once again an early vintage. Warm/dry weather in August resulted in early bud break, after which a warm dry summer kept the vineyard growth under control and accelerated ripening by 10-14 days. The driest season in Beyerskloof history resulted in a healthy vintage, but very uneven ripening for the later cultivars due to the lack of water. Early cultivars like the Pinot Noir and Pinotage looks very good and due to sorting system demos we could salvage some good Cab’s and Merlot!
Winemaking: Pinotage grapes were picked at about 21 balling, lightly crushed and left on the skins for about 6 hours to extract sufficient amounts of colour and structure. The juice was separated from the skins and primary fermentation took place at 12ºC for three weeks. After primary fermentation the wine was left on the wine lees for three months and stirred up twice monthly to give the wine a more balanced and elegant mouthfeel.
Total Acidity: 5.62 g/L
Alcohol: 13.00 %
Total SO2: 130 mg/L
Residual Sugar: 4.10 g/L
Age of Vines: 12 – 18 years old
Colour: A bright coral pink with an orange peel rim.