Cape of Good Hope

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WLCOGHWS15

R 200

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2015


Cultivar:

Shiraz (83%); Durif (7%); Grenache (6%); Carignan (4%)

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.7g/l
Type: Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 8 - 12 years
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Riebeeksrivier

Tasting Notes:

Beautiful perfume of violets with hints of walnut and a salty liquorice undertone.  A touch of white pepper ads an enticing dimensions of spice. Clear minerality on the pallet fades into plush and elegant tannins. The palate is prominent with red fruit and bright raspberries, underpinned by light notes of French oak.

White Pepper
White Pepper

Walnut
Walnut

Rasberry
Rasberry

Violets
Violets

This wine was produced from grapes from our Riebeeksrivier farm in the Swartland, which is situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel Mountains on the Malmesbury side.   Our vineyards were planted on the Southern and Western slopes of these mountains. This particular wine is from the Southern slopes where there is more Clay in the soil mixed with Malmesbury shale. The combination of slope and soil culminates into this deeper and richer style red blend.

With Vines now in their prime of cultivation it is evident to see how well the Rhone varietals planted on the Western slope of Riebeeksrivier thrive on these schist (from shale) soils.

The wine was aged in 4th and 5th fill French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months. These older barrels ensure that this vineyards wonderful fruit flavors are preserved with low intervention from oak. With each vintage, the blend, or cultivar percentages is slightly different, ensuring consistency of style irrespective of the vintage.

Grapes were hand sorted to ensure only the best quality berry will be used. All components of the final blend where handled and fermented separately. Fermentation was done in various vessels to ensure that the unique characteristics of each block would be emphasized and captured, to be used as a component in the blend.

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