Six Hats Rose
2012 Pinotage


Vineyard: Trellis, 63 ha surface.
Soil Type: Koffieklip and deep red oak leaf soil.
Vine Age: 13 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Beginning of March.
Yield: 6 t/ha.


Six Principles expressing the core Philosophy of Six Hats; 'Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity & 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.
Six Hats is a registered Fairtrade producer and purchasing a bottle of 6 Hats Fairtrade wine will help improve the livelihood of the FairTrade farmers.

Grapes are offloaded and crushed through the destemmer followed by a 4 hours long skin contact. Afterward it is pumped into the stainless steel fermentation tanks and fermented at low temperature from 12 to 14 days.
Bentonite, a natural clay, is then added for fining after which the wine is filtered. The wine is then cold stabilized at 4°Centigrade for 7 days.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light pink.
Nose: Notes of strawberries and raspberries.
Palate: It is fresh and light with a dry finish, complemented with hints of strawberries reminiscent of its aroma.
Other: It is a refreshing, easy drinking Rose which will go with a wide variety as dishes such as seafood, pizza or subtlety spicy dishes, also great on its own on a warm summer day.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.8
RS (g/l): 4.10
TA (g/l): 5.84
pH: 3.36