The Hedgehog Rosé

Crisp and Fresh Semi Sweet Rose Wine


WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Philane Gumede

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Pink-red with delicious muscat, rose petal and Turkish delight aromas. The Pink Turkish delight continues to the palate with an elegant sweetness.

alc: 13 % vol rs: 2,83 g/l pH: 3,45
type: White style: Dry ta: 6,2 g/l
body: Full taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap unwooded
ageing: none
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial loamy soil
Age: 20 Years
Yield per hectare: 29 t/ha
Trellised: extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Early March

This blend consist of 70% Chenin Blanc, 15% Morio Muscat and 15% Pinotage.

Machine harvested grapes, pressed cleared in settling tanks over 48 hours. All work was done as reductively as possible. Juice was racked with a little bit of lees to fermentation tank where fermentation took place at around 16°C. Wine was pumped of the thick lees an stored on thin lees, with periodic mixing up of the lees every two weeks.