Terra Del Capo

Sangiovese

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R 85

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2015


Cultivar:

Sangiovese

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 - 8 years
Origin: Darling & Overberg Appellation: Elandskloof & Groenekloof

Tasting Notes:

Bright red fruits - cherry and plum - with notable spice highlights on the nose. Those same succulently vivacious fruits are found in the mouth, juicy red cherry and soft plum flavours, tinged with spice and a hint of cracked pepper. Light and supple with gentle, dry tannin. Medium-bodied but with a full, lingering tail. 

Grapefruit Zest
Grapefruit Zest

Lime
Lime

Flint
Flint

White Pepper
White Pepper

The Rooderust farm is situated in the Darling area, approximately 13 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The area has a lower than average rainfall, and experiences long, dry summers with cool Atlantic Ocean breezes. This, together with the friable shaly clay soils make Rooderust ideal for Sangiovese. Approximately 9 of the 120 ha’s under vine is planted to Sangiovese on relatively flat land.  The low summer rains help to control the vigour of this Italian cultivar that can happily obtain full ripeness here every season.

Typical conditions between March and November with average rainfall and a cold winter. Much lower rainfall from November through to March caused the vines to stop vegetative growth at the end of December. A warm January and cool February resulted in early, but even ripening and development. High natural acids and concentrated fruit flavours define this high quality vintage.

The wine is matured in 500 L French oak puncheons for 12 months before being bottled and bottle-aged for approximately 10 – 12 months.

Terra Del Capo Sangiovese is produced from fully ripe grapes, picked between 23.5 – 24.5° Balling. The grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed before being fermented in large oak fermenters. Once sufficient colour, tannin and flavour have been extracted, the skins are gently pressed and malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur.

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