Tinta Roriz

Tinta Roriz

  • Vineyards

    The first Tinta Roriz planted in the Klein Karoo was in 2008 at De Krans with 2010 being the maiden vintage. The vines are planted in dry, arid shallow soils which drain off quickly towards the Gamka River, much like the Douro in Portugal. All the vines are trellised and micro irrigated.

  • Winemaking

    Grapes are hand harvested late February at 24o-25o Balling. Bunches are destemmed, crushed and rapidly cooled in an open fermenter. Grapes are inoculated with selected yeasts to start fermentation. Skins are then pressed, and the wine is left to undergo malolactic fermentation (MLF) before it’s racked into 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels. The wine is matured in barrels for approximately 12 months.

  • Awards

    2015 CAPPA Top 10
    Finalist: Diners Club
    Young Winemaker 2014
    Gold Medal at Michelangelo Wine Awards 2015
    Best Unusual Red at Terroir Wine Awards 2015, 2016
    88 points @ Robert Parker 2015
    Platter 2017 – 4 Star