Wine Maker Notes
“This sparkling Rose made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has an attractive pink blush” color and luscious palate with a lasting, refreshing mousse. Delightful floralaromas and juicy red berry, cherry and pink grapefruit flavors with a balanced acidity and a creamy, decadent finish.” Jane De Witt, Winemaker.
Wine AnalysisComposition 52% Chardonnay 48% Pinot NoirpH 2.96 Total Acidity 7.16 Alcohol 12% Residual Sugar 13 g/L
Our grapes are harvested at optimum balance between fruit flavor, acidity and sweetness. Juice is separated gently from the skins and then undergoes total malolactic fermentation, staying in constant contact with the yeast lees to increase the texture of the wine. After cellaring, the cuvee base wines are gently fined and carefully blended. The blended base cuvee has sugar and yeast added and is then bottled. The bottles are laid to rest in our temperature controlled cellars to undergo secondary fermentation in the bottle. The fermentation lasts six to eight weeks, during which time the sugar is converted to alcohol and CO2. The CO2 pressurises the bottle and gives the Sophora its tiny bubbles. The cuvee matures in the bottle on lees for at least 12 months, the yeast is removed, and then a portion of Pinotage wine is blended to give an attractive pink, blush color.