LE POMMIER ROSÈ 2020
IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: Banghoek valley – East and north-south facing row direction
Distance from sea: Approximately 23.5km
Soil Type: Gritty sand, scree covering granite, deposits of weathering products of granite
Age of vines: 5-12 years; Trellising: Vertical hedge; Pruning: Cordon; Irrigation: Drip
Picking date: February 2020
Yield: 8 tons/ha average
Alc. 13.84%; RS: 1.2; TA: 6.1g/L; pH: 3.38; VA: 0.42; Fr SO2: 38ppm; Tot SO2 110ppm
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 8ºC. Thereafter the clear juice was racked off its lees and inoculated with a commercial strain. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 3 months.
Malolactic fermentation: None
Wood ageing: None; Bottled: June 2020
Easily accessible and should be enjoyed now.
Great summertime refresher and pairs well with salads and white meat dishes.
98% Sauvignon Blanc; Cabernet Franc 2%.