A beautiful salmon coloured wine. Bright, crisp and well-balanced with a fresh strawberry and watermelon character.
This vintage can be enjoyed for at least two years after 2011.
55% Mourvedre, 45% Shiraz
An al fresco wine, perfect for picnics and light lunches.Easygoing and will pair well with creamy textured food with a touch of saltiness added. A perfect partner for a creamy seafood ‘potjie’, it fills your mouth with an abundance of flavour. Also pairs well with with liver and will wrap around ‘skilpadjies’ off the ‘braai’.
Don’t forget about in-season strawberries
Altitude: 100-200m above sea level from various locations on Lourensford Wine Estate
Age of vines: 5-10 years Rootstock: 101-14 Mtg Clones: MT01, MT11, SH01 Slopes: North Western and flat laying areas Row direction: North West to North South Soil type: Varying soil types including high potential soil of Sweetwater, Tukulu, Dundee and Pinedene
We harvested the Rose from the 5 - 15th of March 2011.
It was a very dry season with a shorter ripening period. The red grapes of Mourvedre and Shiraz were picked at 22.5 brix sugar and treated as a white wine.
After de-stemming and crushing, the mash was cooled to 6°C - 8°C. Skin contact was allowed for approximately 30 minutes until the desired colour was achieved in the juice. After overnight settling, the wine was racked and fermentation controlled at 14°C to preserve the fresh fruity flavours
Cellar Door Price 25