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WLRUPOPT15

R 200

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2015


Cultivar:

40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

South Africa

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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:

Delightful interplay of blackcurrant, cassis, violet perfume and an earthy richness. The wine feels silky, supple and smooth when first it hits the palate. Flavours of dark berry fruit, Christmas pudding, cigar box and spice then make their presence felt. Beautifully poised and balanced with neither fruit nor oak dominating. Good backbone and lithe body. The oak is sympathetic and supportive. A delightful blend with an aftertaste which goes on and on, making it ideal for food. 

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 2015 the grapes were handpicked in the early morning, placed in lug boxes and transported in refrigerated trucks to arrive at the cellar.

The wines were made and aged separately for 18 months in 225 French oak barrels (35% new oak).

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 225L new French oak barrels and 1000L wooden tanks. 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. 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.

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Vegetables Lamb Hard Cheese Beef
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