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Western Cape (Paarl, Swartland, Stellenbosch)
Temperature: winter: 9° –18°C; summer: 14° – 26°C Annual rainfall: 650 - 850mm Proximity to ocean: 40 - 120km Soils: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Trellised vines are between 16- and 18-years-old and planted on north-eastern slopes. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.
Grapes were harvested at ±24° B, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking, the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks between 24° and 28°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation, the wine matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves for 10 months before blending.
Deep ruby red.
Raspberry and plum aromas with hints of vanilla spice on the nose. A well-structured palate with soft tannins and luscious fruit.
WHEN TO DRINK
Enjoy at home with family and friends around a dinner table. Pair with roast beef, lamb or chicken with gravy or rich stock sauce flavoured with tomato.