Sparkling Rosé

Sweet Sparkling Wine

VARIETY: Sparkling Rosé

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Philani Gumede

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

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

alc: 10,98 % vol rs: 54,8 g/l pH: 3,42
type: Wine style: Sweet ta: 7,84 g/l
body: Full taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Cork wire 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: Beginning of March

70% Chenin blanc / 15% Morio Muscat / 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.