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De Krans Pinotage Rosé

De Krans Pinotage Rosé

Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Calitzdorp
Grape varietal: Tinta Barocca
De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. The history of the farm dates back to 1890 when the current owners’ great grandfather bought part of the first farm established in Calitzdorp, named Buffelsvallei (“Buffalo valley”) on the edge of the municipal boundary of Calitzdorp.
The first grapes were planted in 1936 mainly for the production of raisins and some sweet wine. In 1964 the present cellar was built and De Krans quickly became well-known for quality ports and Muscat sweet wines, as well as dry table wines.
The current owners and winemaker now take advantage of the unique Calitzdorp terroir to produce great quality Cape ports and table wines from a whole range of interesting grape varieties.

East – West facing vines planted during 1999 on Gamka sandy loan soil.  Vines are flood irrigated.

Grapes are harvested mid to late Januaryat 21-22 degrees balling.  Picked early morning the grapes are crushed and the juice is drained from the skins immediately.  The wine is fermented for over 3 weeks at low temperatures before it is bottled.
Winemaker’s comments
Colour: Light watermelon pink.
Bouquet: Soft elegant rose petal nose with hints of strawberries.
Taste: Smooth and quenching palate with fine red fruit flavours and a fresh acidity. Lovely for those hot summer days

Food pairing
Lovely with fresh summer salads and light grilled fish.

Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 13.33
pH: 3.34
TA: 5.7
RS: 7.2 g/l
Extract: 25.7

Platter Good value 2015
Best Value 2014
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Bottle PricePrice : R 49.00  
Case Price of 6Price : R 294.00  

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