Alabasque Cape Red 2015

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A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This blend consists of 5 cultivars, Pinotage, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot.  All grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected of the best block of each cultivar.  The grapes came in at 24 – 26 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 48 hours.  After cold maturation the pulp was inoculated with a yeast strain and fermentation took place for a period of 19-21 days at a temperature of 23-24C.  In this period regular (4 times per day) pump overs wat exercise on each tanks.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 21 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months.  After maturation these cultivars were blended and prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment:

An intensely aromatic wine that is full of cherries, mulberries and plum on the nose.  The wine is soft and smooth on the palate ensuring a lingering aftertaste.  Maturation potential  5 years.

Character:

Flavours of cherries and mulberries.

Enjoy with poultry dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14%

5

5,6

0,50

FSO2

TSO2

pH

33

98

3,57