Laakuopoule

Laakuopoule

2014 Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon

Laakuopoule is created by Fort Simon Wine estate, burrowed deep within the luscious Hills of Bottelary in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Bottelary Hills is home to the best terroir Stellenbosch has to offer, ensuring a classic, smooth drinking wine.

The VineyardsLaakuopoule_MerlotCabSav_2014

The grapes came from vineyards planted at 185 to 210 meters above sea level in decomposed granite soil. The trellised vines were planted from 1990 to 1991.

Winemaking

Merlot:

Selected blocks were hand harvested in the second week of March with sugar levels between 24ºB. The grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for 48 hours. The pulp was inoculated with selected yeast strains and fermentation took place at 25ºC. The wine was pressed at 3ºB. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and was aged with French oak barrels for 18 months.

Cabernet Sauvignon:

Different blocks were hand harvested during the first week of 2014 at sugar levels between 24.8°B and 25°B. The grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for 48 hours. The pulp was inoculated with selected yeast strains and fermentation took place at 27°C. The wine was pressed at 3°B. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and was aged with French oak for 9 months.

Cellarmaster’s Comments

A dark concentrated wine with flavours of black current, cedar wood and liquorice. The wine is very well balanced with soft fruity tannin’s, ensuring a lingering fruit driven aftertaste. The wine will compliment red meat dishes.

Analysis

Alcohol 14.30 Vol%
T.A. 5.6 g/l
V.A. 0.59 g/l
FSO2 30 mg/l
T.So2 82 mg/l

Laakuopoule_box

Packaging

Laakuopoule is currently packaged in a branded box, 1 x 6 bottles per box.

Distributor

Contact Michele Uys at michele@fortsimon.com for local and international distribution of Laakuopoule.

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Tasting note

Bottle shot

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