A PASSION FOR PERFECTION
This blend consists of 2 cultivars, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. All grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected of the best block of each cultivar. The grapes came in at 24.5 – 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 21 days at a temperature of 25-26C. In this 21 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 13 days. The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months. After maturation two cultivars were blended and prepared for bottling.
Cellar Master Comment
Two classic cultivars in harmony. A medium style wine that has flavours of plums and black currents with a touch of oak on the nose. On the palate the wine is soft and smooth with a lingering black fruit aftertaste. Maturation potential 5 years.
Flavours of plums and blackcurrants.
Enjoy with red meat and chicken dishes.
Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.