Tara Rosé : 2017

Blend : Merlot 75% : Malbec 15% : Cabernet Franc 10%

Alcohol : 13.2%

Acid : 6.3g/L

pH : 3.21

Residual Sugar : 2.4g/L

Composition : 100% Tank fermented

Production : 5100 bottles (425 x 12 cases)

Release Date : June 2017

Viticulture

Soils:

From deep alluvium to rock ironstone.

Aspect & Elevation:

South West from 210-230m above sea level at 8km from the Atlantic Ocean

Trellis & Plant Density:

Spur pruned on fence type at +/- 4000 plants per hectare.

Harvest dates:

1st March 2017, hand harvested from specific cooler slopes.

Winemaking

Cellar door:

All grapes hand sorted, cooled, de-stemmed and crushed to press for 4hrs skin contact before settling.

Fermentation:

In tank using selected yeast strains at low temperature 12.5-15’C.

Maturation:

None - racked off fermentation lees and prepared
for bottling.

Bottled:

30th May 2017 and is immediately ready for release.

Winemaker’s Note:

Our Tara Rosé shows a brilliant light colour and a fresh bouquet of strawberry, red apple and candy floss. A carefully crafted wine using early harvested Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes for our cool sea facing sites. The style is elegant and classy on a warm summer’s day. This soft, easy drinking but flavourful wine is ideally served chilled with alfresco fare or simply enjoyed in familiar company.

Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley,
Hermanus, South Africa.

Tel: +27 (0)28 312 1097

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Email: info@sumaridge.co.za

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