Fort Simon Barrel Select 2013 (375ml)

A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This blend consists of 2 cultivars, Merlot and Malbec.  All grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected of the best block of each cultivar.  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 19 days at a temperature of 23-24C.  In this 19 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 16 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 24 months.  After maturation, these cultivars were blended and prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment

A complex wine with flavours of mulberry, mint and cedar wood.  On the palate the wine is soft yet complex, with good structure, ensuring a memorable fruit driven aftertaste.   Maturation potential 5 – 8 years.

Character

Flavours of mulberry and cedarwood.

Enjoy with stews and meaty pasta dishes.

Best enjoy at 18 degrees Celsius

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

3,3

5,7

0,54

FSO2

TSO2

pH

29

110

3,50