Le Bon Espoir Cape Red 2015

Le Bon Espoir

A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This blend consists of 2 cultivars, Pinotage and Shiraz.  All grapes were handpicked.  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 15 – 20 days at a temperature of 24-27 Celsius.   In this 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 14 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.  After maturation, these cultivars were blended and prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment:

A classic Cape style blend that is fruit driven and shows cherries, plums, mulberries and strawberries on the nose.  The wine is smooth and soft on the palate ensuring a fruity, lingering aftertaste.  Maturation potential:  5 – 8 years.

Character:

Flavours of cherries and plums.

Enjoy with red meat and poultry dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,9

5,6

0,58

FSO2

TSO2

pH

37

98

3,55