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Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Bernard le Roux
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 12.53 %vol
pH - 3.30
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.30 g/l
SO2 - 116 mg/l
Free SO2 - 34 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Type - Red
Style - Dry

Tasting Notes
Delicate pale salmon colour, in a flint bottle to show it off. Predominantly Shiraz, with a touch of  Semillon and Viognier to add highlights, make it more interesting. Slightly unripe strawberries at core, a just-picked freshness yet underlying piquant red fruitiness, with Semillon adding subtle melon flavours, while Viognier, renowned for its aromatics, contributes floral notes. The palate is dry, with pebble stream freshness, some herbaceous hints, but finishes on the strawberry fruit.

Blend Information
70% Shiraz, 17% Semillon, 13% Viognier

Food Suggestions
Elegant, dry, clean and fresh, this is the quintessential food wine, can partner almost anything.

In The Vineyard
Located in the foothillsof the towering Helderberg mountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

About The Harvest
Age of Vines: Planted in 2008 and 2009
Clone: Shiraz: SH9; Viognier VR1A
Yield: 6 tons/ha

Grapes are handpicked at 22.5 to 23° Balling in the morning when the weather is cooler, and placed in small lug boxes which reduces compaction and damage to the fruit. The grapes are then hand sorted on sorting tables.

In The Cellar
Our experienced winemaker, Bernard Le Roux has been a part of the Foothills team since early 2014 and is passionate about producing site specific wines which reflect our unique terroir.

Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2016 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2015 Bernard le Roux Shiraz
Foothills Vineyards Dry Rose 2014 Bernard le Roux Shiraz