Creative Block 5 2020
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Creative Block 5 2020

40% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Merlot / 13 % Cabernet Franc / 9% Petit Verdot / 8% Malbec

Blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant is supported by cedar, dark chocolate and fennel hints. The vibrant palate has great balance and dense tannins. The taste will be enhanced by ageing.

SERVE WITH: Slow-cooked oxtail, a beef casserole, or fire-roasted wild mushroom truffled risotto.

WINEMAKER: Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN: Coastal regions – specifically Groenekloof (Darling) and Stellenbosch.

TERROIR / SOIL:
Decomposed granite with clay subsoil situated between 7 - 20km from the cold Atlantic Ocean.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
The 2020 growing season saw a return to normal rainfall and climate conditions after the drought. Careful foliage management was done to protect the fruit from drying out, with a good balance between exposure to the sun and some over shadowing from the leaves. The 16 – 19-year-old vines are planted to a VSP system with supplementary drip irrigation.

WINEMAKING:
Hand-harvested grapes were pre-cooled, destemmed and individually sorted and fermented in stainless-steel tanks for up to 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300L French oak barrels for 18 months (60% first fill; the balance second fill). Wines were individually crafted for each varietal to reach its highest potential. Selective tasting determines the composition and expert blending ensures harmony between the five varietals, and a wine has achieved the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin – all without losing each varietal’s unique sense of place.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

14.59 % vol

TA:

5.7 g/L

RS:

2.6 g/L

pH:

3.61

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