18 June, 2014
Our Rosé wines are produced from red Shiraz grapes.
As for all our wines, we use a sorting table to only keep the best of fruits; the stems are removed to avoid any greenish and herbaceous aromas. What makes rosé wine different from red wine is the limited contact the juice has with the skins and seeds – as little as a few hours. When the juice reaches a bright light cherry or salmon colour it is removed from skin contact by using a pneumatic press.
Rosé winemaking is done by using exactly the same techniques as for a white wine.
The juice is moved to stainless steel tanks for stabilisation. The next step is fermentation; yeasts are transforming the sugar naturally present into alcohol.
No Malolactic Fermentation is done to our Rosé wines; this is to retain maximum freshness.
After the clarification process through 5 to 6 racking cycles, the wine is filtered and is finally ready to be bottled.