Fort Knight Vin De Rouge 2014

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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 17 days at a temperature of 24-26C.  In this 17 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 18 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

This full-bodied wine shows flavours of red berries, blackcurrant and dark chocolate which integrates for a soft, velvety tannin structure.  Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character

Flavours of blackcurrant and dark chocolate.

Enjoy with red meat or creamy pasta dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14%

5

5,5

0,62

FSO2

TSO2

pH

17

61

3,47