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WLRUPBLEND12

R 1,190

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2012


Cultivar:

Cab Sauv 69%,Merlot 14%,Cab Franc 14%, Petit Verdot 3%

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - James Suckling

Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs+
Origin: Franschhoek and Darling Appellation: L'Ormarins and Rooderust

Tasting Notes:

Subtle floral perfume with hints of blue- and black fruits with spice-dusted plum. The mouth is richly fruited with the same plum, spice, blue- and blackberries. Succulent and generous but reined in and not overblown - as supple and lithe as a gymnast. Elegantly structured with well-knit oak. Long, refined finish. 

The vineyards for this specific blend were chosen from our best sites. The L'Ormarins vineyards with the decomposed granite supplied the richness and fullness to the wine. The Rooderust vineyards which has more clay and a slightly warmer climate, supplied the intense fruit aromas. Together these terroir produced a unique wine.

24 months in new French oak, bottled unfiltered and bottle-aged for 24 months.

Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in a refrigerated truck. In the cellar, the whole berries are manually double sorted and then gravity fed into fermenters. Each batch is cold soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature. Fermentation takes place naturally. The wines were aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for 24 months.

Food pairing

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