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Red Blend 2018

R195.00

Certified Organic by LACON GmbH ZA-BIO-134

Blend: Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo, Pinotage

An elegant Swartland blend with aromas of dark red berries, prunes and anise, complemented by distinctive mineral overtones. A silky mouthfeel and a gentle finish on ripe tannins.

Description

Blend information

38% Mourvèdre, 26% Shiraz, 19% Grenache , 10% Tempranillo, 7% Pinotage – made from certified organic grapes

Tasting notes

An elegant Swartland blend with aromas of dark red berries, prunes and anise, complemented by distinctive mineral overtones. A silky mouthfeel and a gentle finish on ripe tannins.

Food suggestions

Morrocan lamb, sweet potato and coriander with spicy cumin jus. Cape Malay Curry. Salmon carpaccio with pickled ginger and sesame seeds.

Vineyard: 27 Hectares
Viticulture: Dry land and Organic (certified 2012)
Vintage Production: 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 with frequent punch down according to SIP guidelines. Malolactic fermentation in stainless-steel tanks and old French wood, 6-8 months of maturation of individual varietals, and another 2-3 months after blending. Minimal addition of SO2 and no other additives in accordance with EU and NOP organic standards.

Ageing potential

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

Wine Analysis

Alcohol RS TA pH FSO2 TSO2
13.5% 2.6 g/l 6.2 g/l 3.54 0 mg/l 6 mg/l