The Birds SMG 2020

R135.00

Certified Organic by LACON GmbH ZA-BIO-134

Blend: 57% Grenache, 28% Shiraz, 15% Mourvèdre

Juicy, medium-bodied blend with generous fruit flavours balanced with soft, earthy tannins.

Description

Blend information

57% Grenache 28% Shiraz 15% Mourvèdre – made from certified organic grapes

Tasting notes

A juicy, medium-bodied Swartland red blend. Generous red fruit flavours balanced with soft, earthy tannins.

Vineyard: 27 Hectares
Viticulture: Dry land and Organic (certified 2012)
Vintage production: 2000 bottles
Yields: 4 tons per Ha
Soils: Glenrosa and Oakleaf
Trellis: Perold 5 wires

Vinification

Each cultivar is vinified separately to allow flavours to develop fully.

The Grenache and Mourvèdre were fermented in open fermenters, with a third of the grapes whole-bunch fermented, to allow for softer flavours to develop.

The Shiraz was 100% destemmed and fermented in small open fermenters, and punched-down twice daily to allow softer, slower extraction of colour and tannin.

Pressed in a basket press and aged in old French oak barrels.

Blended after three months of settling, allowing smooth integration of flavours. The wine is unfiltered and unfined to ensure maximum flavour and mouthfeel.

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
13.0% 1.67 g/l 4.9 g/l 3.65 15 mg/l 28 mg/l