Okuphinki 45 (2016)
Tasting notes for Skaap Rosé 45 (2016)
Skaap Okuphinki 45 (2016)
The 2016 Okuphinki is a blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Merlot.
The light, salmon pink colour of the wine was obtained from a very short period of skin contact with the Merlot, after which the skins were lightly pressed (we never use real press juice, it’s all free run). From there the wine is made in a similar way to the Skaap Sauvignon Blanc, slow cold fermentation with a combination of yeasts helping with the production of floral and fruit flavours. The wine is then carefully blended so that no single varietal takes over.
Made by award winning South African winemaker Riaan Oosthuizen.
A light, dry, fruit driven Rosé with a combination of flowery fruit and strawberry flavours followed by a fresh fruit salad taste. A light salmon-pink colour, with a tight, elegant structure, well balanced with some grip on the palate.
When to drink
Drink now or within the next couple of years.
Great with sushi, most fish dishes, a salad or any light meal. It’s also a good wine to enjoy it on its own as an aperitif.
Alcohol: 13% vol
Residual sugar: 2.16 g/lit
Total acidy: 6.13 g/lit
Volatile acidity: 0.31 g/lit
Total SO2: 115 mg/lit
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