SOUTH AFRICA

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Six Hats Rose
2016 Pinotage

Viticulture

Vineyard: Greater Piekenierskloof area.
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Second week of February.
Yield: < 6 t/ha.

Vinification:

Six principles form the core of the Six Hats philosophy, "Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability". Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof region. These vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 6 tons per hectare.
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruits to retain their richness and fresh flavors. Cool crushed, grapes underwent a three hours long skin contact in static drainers before being fermented under controlled conditions at 13° Centigrade.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light watermelon.
Nose: Fruity aromas of strawberry and cherry, it is also floral and showing some mineral notes.
Palate: It is medium bodied with a crisp acidity, a rich mouthfeel and flavors of ripe berries.
Other: Enjoy it as an aperitif wine and with grilled snapper, chicken salad, vegetable stir-fry and spicy Thai dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.5
RS (g/l): 2.0
TA (g/l): 5.8
pH: 3.13