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Red Blend 2015

R195.00 R175.00

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Blend: Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache, Pinotage, Tempranillo

A natural approach to viticulture and red soils bring forth aromas of dark red berries and spice complemented by distinctive mineral overtones. A warm mouth feel and a a gentle finish on soft, silky tannins.

Description

Blend information

Shiraz (54%), Mourvedre (18%), Grenache (16%), Pinotage (6%), Tempranillo (6%) – made from certified organic grapes

Tasting notes

A natural approach to viticulture and red soils bring forth aromas of dark red berries and spice complemented by distinctive mineral overtones. A warm mouth feel and a gentle finish on soft, silky tannins.

Food suggestions

Red Thai curry with coconut milk, ginger, fresh chilli and coriander. Cape Malay Curry. Moroccan lamb meatballs. Ostrich & game dishes.

Vineyard: 27 Hectares
Viticulture: Dry land and Organic (certified 2012)
Production: 10 tons used for Nativo (6000 bottles)
Yields: 4 tons per Hectare
Soils: Glenrosa and Oakleaf
Trellis: Perold 5 wires

Vinification

Managed by individual vineyard blocks, grapes are hand picked according to cultivar’s phenolic ripeness.

Natural fermentation (native yeasts) with frequent punch down in accordance with SIP guidelines.

Malolactic fermentation in wood, 8 months maturation of individual varietals in 225lts barriques and 600 lts barrels another 4 months after blending.

Less than 300 bottles available.

Ageing potential

The wine is drinking well now and will continue to improve in the bottle for 5 years or more.

Acidity will soften with time and gentle tannins will continue.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol RS TA pH
13.5% 2.4 g/l 5.2 g/l 3.58