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Western Cape (Paarl, Stellenbocsh and Breedekloof)
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-850mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-120km
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Trellised vines of 14 -16 years old, planted on north-eastern slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.
Grapes were harvested at 24°balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.
Dark plum purple in colour.
Ripe fruit, cherries and oak spice that follow through from nose to palate.Enjoy at home on a winters night with roast beef or lamb with gravy and hearty vegetables.