Painted Wolf Ros Pinotage Rosé 2020
It is a wonderfully dry, fruity wine with delicate pomegranate and cranberry aromas complimented by subtle hints of rose petal. On the palate these are joined by savory, almost biscuity flavors underlined by crisp acidity and a long finish.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from Knolerfontein Farm in the Voor Paardeberg ward of Paarl. Knolerfontein is the largest Pinotage vineyard in the world. During the last two weeks of January the grapes were hand-harvested into small crates and taken to the cellar where a portion was whole-bunch pressed. The remainder was destalked, gently crushed and cooled before being left on the skins for six hours. Juice was then drawn off the skins and cold-fermented in a stainless steel tank. The saignee portion and whole bunch fermented wine were then blended to achieve this pale pink colored wine. Only the lightest and most elegant free run juice was used. In total 13,200 bottles were produced.