Laakuopoule Rouge Classique 2016

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Winemaking

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of our best block of Cabernet Sauvignon.  The grapes came in at 25 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 16 days at a temperature of 25 – 26. In this 16 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs were exercised. The juice was pressed when the fermentation which paved the way 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, the wine was prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment:

The wine shows a dark red ruby colour. The nose is fresh with tones of mulberry, plums, black cherry and some violet. The palate is smooth, velvety with enough fine tannin to broaden the palate weight and add an extra dimension to a very fruit driven experience. Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character:

Flavours of mulberry and cherry.

Enjoy with succulent steak.

Best enjoyed at 18.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,8

5,9

0,60

FSO2

TSO2

pH

27

132

3,56