Lothian Vineyards Mourvedre Rosé 2017

Tasting Note: Made from 100% Mourvèdre, this dry Rosé displays lifted aromas of strawberry, pomegranate and redcurrants. Bracing acidity, white pepper and lively red berries that would pair well with charcuterie and roast meats. 2017 Isobel Mourvedre Rose 

The Lothian Mourvedre Rosé was handpicked on 28th March 2017. This Mourvedre (a late ripening cultivar) is planted specifically for Rosé and is best suited for in Elgin.

The block had been grown with two different trellising systems. One was the usual Vertical shoot positioning system and the other a Smart Dyson, with its more open canopies ripened the grapes earlier, had bigger looser berries. Grapes were picked in the early morning and fed into the press for whole bunch pressing. The degree of ripeness and the gentleness of the whole-bunch pressing, allowed all the juice to be used without fear of excessive colour pick up. The juice was inoculated and fermented between 14C and 18C.

The wine was kept on its gross lees for about 4 months with stirring when needed. The wine was racked, and bottled with the same dryness at which it finished the ferment.

Winemaker: Richard Kershaw MW
Vine Clones: Mourvedre 11a on 101-14 Rootstock
Block: One block of .7Ha of Mourvedre planted in 2005
Soil: Table mountain sandstone
Balling at Harvest: 21.68
Analysis: Alcohol 12.5% Vol
Sugar 1.6 g/lt
Total Acidity 5.1 g/lt
PH 3.37
Packaging: 750 ml flint bottles with Stelvin closures
Price: ZAR 99.00 per bottle
Awards: TBA
Date of Release: April 2018