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Rooiwijn, Donkiesbaai

These vineyards of Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah are all situated in the Piekenierskloof region; the unirrigated dryland bush vines are farmed to produce quality and to express the purity of the fruit.

With pretty aromas of wild red berries, purple flowers and a pleasant hint of scrub, this blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah entices. These promising aromas carry over onto the palate where it integrates with vivid dense fruit, subtle dark cacao and a stone-like acidity. 47% Grenache, 47% Cinsault and 6% Syrah.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

VARIETY

Red Blend

HARVEST DATE

February 2017

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Piekenierskloof

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The Grenache and Cinsault were spontaneously fermented as whole bunches. Gentle manual punch downs and pump overs were used to extract flavour and colour towards the end of fermentation. The Syrah was de-stemmed and fermented as whole berries to limit over extraction and promote red fruit flavours. After fermentation, each varietal was matured in 500L seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months. No new oak was used. These three components were vinified separately and blended before bottling.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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