Wine Awards: Platter’s South African Wine Guide (DINERS Club) ranking: 3½ black stars (very good / promising)
Age of vines: Planted in 2008 on drought resistant rootstock R 110.
Number of Clones: SH 9 & SH 22
Vineyards: The grapes were planted on laterite gravelly (on) clay soils, originating from weathered Table Mountain Sandstone & Bokkeveld shale mother material. The grapes are influenced by the unique maritime climate, the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze and the inimi-table terroir of the farm in the shade of the Kogelberg biosphere and mountain range.
Average sugar at harvest: 21.5 °Balling (Brix) / 90 °Oe /18 °KMW
The grapes are entirely hand-picked, between daybreak and mid-morning.
The 2013 Shiraz grapes were harvested on the 7th of March 2013. The grapes were crushed and then gently pressed and settled for 48 hours. The juice was fermented for about 16 days at 12 degrees Celsius and kept on the lees with regular stirring till bottling.
The Rosé presents vivid pink in colour with a fruity nose. The wine is soft and elegant with cherries and raspberries on the palate and a prolonged aftertaste.
The wine is perfect for drinking now.
The Rivendell Shiraz Rose 2013 goes perfect with strong spices and especially curries.
Winemaker: P.J. Geyer
Alcohol: 12.5 %vol
RS: 2.8 g/l
Free SO2: 35mg/l
Total SO2: 104mg/l
Total Acidity: 6.4 g/l
Production: 4 466 bottles
Bottling date: 07 June 2013
Release date: July 2013
Appellation: Bot River (Overberg Region), Western Cape, South Africa