2006 Semi Sweet Red "Dawn"

Production
When making this wine we set out to combine fruit flavours with soft, dry tannins. The grapes are harvested, crushed, then the juice is fermented on the skins until dry with two aerations per day. After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and bottled.

Soil / Viticulture practices
Wine of origin: Western Cape
Varietals: Pinotage 60% Shiraz 40%
In the vineyard: The grapes are sourced from lowyielding, vines with the focus on quality fruit and maximum flavour potential.

Climate
The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Summers are warm, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes. Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

Tasting
Dawn is a Full-bodied deep red wine with peppery/smoky finish. Soft and rich with a long finish without being dry. Ageing potential. Enjoy with mature steak, pepper or cheese sauce, oxtail bredie or barbecue.

Official Analysis
Alc: 14.5
TA: 7.1
RS: 1.2
pH: 3.35