Fort Knight Vin De Rouge 2013

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A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This blend consists of 3 cultivars, Pinotage,  Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  All grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected of the best block of each cultivar.  The grapes came in at 24 – 24.5 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 14 days at a temperature of 24-25C.  In this 14 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 21 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months.  After maturation three cultivars were blended and prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment

The wine is dark red in colour, with flavours of cherries, plum and vanilla are prominent.  On the palate the wine is well rounded with soft tannins.  Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character

Flavours of cherries and vanilla.

Enjoy with red meat or creamy pasta dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14%

5

5,6

0,69

FSO2

TSO2

pH

30

90

3,52