Kleine Zalze / 2016 Cleefs Classic Collection Rose.

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Kleine Zalze / 2016 Classic Collection Rosé

COUNTRY/REGION: South Africa/Coastal Region.

GRAPES: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Shiraz.

ABV: 13%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

WINEMAKER NOTES: This dry Rosé shows a pale salmon hued colour. Soft tannins were extracted due to a low amount of grape tannin in the skins. The cherry and crisp dry fruit, followed by a creamy palate ends as a clean, light and easy drinking wine.

VINEYARDS: The wine was made from a selection of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage grapes from the Coastal Region.

VINTAGE: A dry winter combined with an early spring led to an early bud break and this continued with warmer than normal temperatures through January. This meant one of the earliest harvest in memory, however with careful planning the Kleine Zalze team was able to get all the fruit in at optimum ripeness while still preserving healthy natural acidities.

WINEMAKING: Grapes were harvested and left for 10 - 12 hours on the skins. On reaching the ideal onion skin colour the juice was racked from the skins. The wine was fermented dry with a selected South African Vin 7 yeast strain, to develop a smooth mouth feel and good acidity balance to compliment this dry style of Rosé. When fermented dry, the wine spent another 3 months on the lees before settling and bottling.

TASTING NOTES: Dry, elegant and attractively pale salmon in colour. Summer fruit flavours are followed by a creamy palate with a clean and light finish. A truly tempting Rosé.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.