Fortress Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Winemaking

This blend consists of 2 cultivars, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.  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 25 days at a temperature of 24-27 Celsius.   In this 25 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 21 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

Ripe red fruit, strawberries and blueberries with subtle aromas of cherry tobacco and cinnamon.  The fruit shows concentration on a rounded, velvety, well-structured palate. Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character

Flavours of strawberries and blueberries.

Enjoy with red meat and poultry dishes.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14,5%

4,8

5,5

0,55

FSO2

TSO2

pH

29

85

3,49