False Bay

Sauvignon Blanc

2013 | 2012

Chenin Blanc

2012 | 2011

Chardonnay

2013 | 2012

Rosé

2013 | 2012

Shiraz

2012 | 2011

Pinotage

2012 | 2011

Peacock Ridge

Sauvignon Blanc

2013 | 2012

Chenin Blanc

2012 | 2011

Syrah

2012 | 2011

Merlot

2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

2011

Rosé

2011

A delicately spiced rosé with summer fruit on the palate, perfect with Mediterranean dishes and seafood, or on its own.

It’s Really All About The Vineyards

False Bay Rose is produced from Cinsaut and Mourvedre.  We generally prefer Rhone varietals for making Rose, so the search was on to find vineyards which would accomplish our goal. Old Cinsaut vineyards in the Stellenbosch and Riebeek area clinched the deal and a small portion of Mourverdre from Paarl region adds to further complexity.

A GENTLE HAND

Grapes were harvested at about 22 Balling. It was cooled to 12 degrees Celsius before being whole bunch pressed. Only the best, finest juice was used to make False Bay Rose. The wines were allowed to ferment naturally at temperatures of 16 – 18 degrees Celsius.  It spends 5 months on the lees before bottling.

And A Few Prayers To Mother Nature - 2010/11 GROWING SEASON

It was a year characterized by huge climatic differences which resulted in a small crop with lots of concentration. Low winter rains and a very dry summer played a major part in the smaller crop. The start of the growing season was cool with lots of wind which led to uneven flowering. Windy conditions prevailed until mid-February and were particularly strong during December. Harvest started 6 – 10 days earlier than normal due to the dry, windy conditions. The harvest period was also very compact due to the dry conditions and small crop.

THE NUMBERS

Alc: 13.0%
TA: 5.09g/l
pH: 3.60
RS: 2.09g/l

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