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Fort Simon Wine Estate

Fortress Hill Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Fortress Hill Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Regular price R 140.00 ZAR
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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.

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