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WLRUPOPT14

R 200

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2014


Cultivar:

41% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

89 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Franschhoek, Darling

Tasting Notes:

Complex melange of inviting deep blueberry, cassis and spicy cocoa aromas. The palate is fresh and lively with an abundance of the same blueberry, cassis and cocoa flavours. Structured and graceful with velvety, soft-textured mouth feel and lovely integration of oak and fruit. Complex, nuanced and subtly powerful, nothing is overplayed. Delicious, lingering tail. 

Blueberries
Blueberries

Black Cherry
Black Cherry

Plum
Plum

Sweet Spices
Sweet Spices

After a careful process of identifying the top terroir for each cultivar, sites were identified, assessed and then selected. Grapes were tested and tasted for ripeness by the winemakers on a daily basis. Vineyards were selected from different sites in the Western Cape where varietal was paired to a selected soil, climate and slope.

In 2014 the grapes were handpicked in the early morning , placed in lug boxes and transported in refrigerated trucks to arrive at the cellar. The grapes were then sorted on a double-sorting table.

The wines were made and aged separately for 18 months in 225l French oak barrels (35% new oak). The wines were blended and aged for a further 6 months in barrel and tank and bottle-matured for 24 months before release.

In 2014 the grapes were handpicked in the early morning , placed in lug boxes and transported in refrigerated trucks to arrive at the cellar. The grapes were then sorted on a double-sorting table. After the cold-soaking, fermentation started and lasted for about 20 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 225 new French oak barrels and 10000 wooden tanks. The wines were made and aged separately for 18 months in 225 French oak barrels (35% new oak).

Food pairing

Vegetables Lamb Hard Cheese Beef
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