Fort Knight Cape Red 2014

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Winemaking

This blend consists of 4 cultivars, Pinotage, Malbec, Cab Sauvignon and Shiraz.  All grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected of the best block of each cultivar.  The grapes came in at 25-25.5 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 48 hours.  After cold maturation natural fermentation took place for a period of 15 days at a temperature of 24-25C.  In this 15 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs were exercised on each tank.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 20 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months.  After maturation, the different cultivars was blended and prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment

Deep dark red in colour.  Black fruit on the entry leads to a soft, well-structured tannin finish.  The palate expresses ripe red fruit and cherries give way to sweet cedar oak aromas.  A classic blend with a lingering aftertaste.  Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character

Flavours of blackcurrants and cherries.

Enjoy with red meat or meaty pasta dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,8

5,3

0,52

FSO2

TSO2

pH

38

97

3,4