The name Tinta refers to the varietal Tinta Barocca. Our Tinta Rosé is a blend of Tinta Barocca, Touriga Naçional, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. The vineyards from which the fruit was sourced are situated on the north-eastern slopes of the Kasteelberg, planted in harsh mountain soil some 322 m above sea level. The soil is a mixture of Table Mountain sand stone and Malmesbury shale. The dryland, trellised vineyards face in north-westerly and south- easterly directions and thereby benefit from optimum sunlight to produce an abundance of complex flavours.
Only the finest grapes were selected and harvested by hand at 20º to 22º Balling during the beginning of February. The juice was taken off the skins as early as possible in the process to get the lovely light colour. The juice was then slowly fermented at 12ºC to 14ºC for about two weeks to produce a fresh and fruity Rosé.
An alluring nose of strawberries and raspberries
Fresh raspberries and strawberries on the palate, with a hint of vanilla. Exhibiting a perfect sugar / acidity balance, it has a lingering aftertaste.
Excellent enjoyed on its own, with salmon, trout or Asian inspired dishes.
Wilhelm De Vries