2016 Starlette Shiraz Rose sStarlette Rosé 2016

Wine & vintage: Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2016

Origin: Franschhoek

Label: Allée Bleue

Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

Grape varieties: 100 % Shiraz

Style of wine: Dry Rosé wine

Vinification:
Limited skin contact to extract ruby pink colour and cool fermentation to retain distinctive fruitiness.

Winemaker’s notes:
Lovely cherry blossom colour. Fruit-driven style with abundant sweet strawberry and rose petal aromas. Also a hint of spiciness that is derived from the Shiraz grapes. The palate is reminiscent of candyfloss with hints of raspberry. A well balanced and cheerful Rosé.

Analysis:
Alcohol 12.9 % vol
Residual Sugar 4.2 gm/l
Total Acidity 5.9 gm/l
pH 3.34

Food pairing:
On its own. Salami topped bruschetta. Lamb skewered onto rosemary stalks and grilled over a smokey fire.