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2007 Classic Red (Cinsault/Cabernet)

Tasting Note:

Lively ruby with forthcoming black cherry and plum flavours gently brushed with spice, nicely rounded with well-integrated smooth tannins and a juicy texture.

Independents Note:

Red fruits are quite dominant on the nose but the palate has more of a black fruit influence, juicy blackberry and black cherry underpinned by fresher bilberry. The weight of fruit fills out the back palate and gives richness to the finish. Derek Smedley MW 91 points Rich ruby colour with pure-fruited layers of red berry, plum and spiced cherries; medium bodied with gently balanced tannins and a juicy texture that invites relaxed enjoyment. Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

Grapes:

51.44% Merlot, 22.75% Shiraz, 19.21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.36% Cinsaut, 3.24% Pinotage

Analysis

Alcohol:13.96%
Acidity:5.9
pH:3.42

Vinification

The cultivars were vinified separately and then blended together. NT112 yeast was used. Pumping over was done 3 times per day in red wine tanks. Some French oak staves were used in the tanks to give the wine some complexity

Viticulture

Vines planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 8 tons per hectare

Medals

No medals awarded.