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Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Red Blend, Waterford Estate

A unique blend in its class with the addition of Italian and Spanish varietals - predominantly Shiraz supported by Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Merlot.

A blend of Shiraz (13%), Mourvedre (9%), Merlot (2%), Sangiovese (9%), Cabernet Franc (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (18%), Tempranillo, (2%), Grenache (13%), Petit Verdot (6%), Malbec (5%), Barbera (3%). The wine shows off forward fruit aromatics of violet, cherries and liquorice accompanied by notes of a classical spicy cigar box. The palate follows the reputation of an abundant dark red fruit and a classic tannin structure finishing with balanced natural acidity.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.2 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.5 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Drought was still playing a huge part in the vintage, a dry and warm winter hindering the dormancy period which was vital for even growth and survival. Across the board they experienced an average of 30% drop in yield. Berries at harvest time were tiny and highly concentrated in flavour, and due to relatively cool and dry summer weather, the wines also ended up with low alcohols and softer acidities.

Vinification details

Aged in old French oak barrels and Vats

Green credentials

A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Tasting video

With winemaker Mark Le Roux. (Apologies for the sound quality)

 

 

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Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Red Blend, Waterford Estate

A unique blend in its class with the addition of Italian and Spanish varietals - predominantly Shiraz supported by Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Merlot.

The wine shows off forward fruit aromatics of violet, cherries and liquorice accompanied by notes of a classical spicy cigar box. The palate follows through with an abundant dark red fruit and classic tannin structure, finishing with balanced natural acidity.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.4 g/L

pH

3.66

ACIDITY

4.9 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Mark Le Roux

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

Vintage information

Another year of severe drought conditions with low winter rainfall and a few warm days during winter. Once the season got going, moderate to cool and windless conditions were experienced. This was perfect for flowering leading to high crop potentials. From November onwards, warm burg wind conditions were experienced throughout, creating stressful ripening conditions. Early picking, resulted in lower alcohol percentages in the wines with good freshness.

Vinification details

Aged in old 225L and 500L French oak barrels.

Green credentials

A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Tasting video

With winemaker Mark Le Roux. (Apologies for the sound quality)

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Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Red Blend, Waterford Estate

A unique blend in its class with the addition of Italian and Spanish varietals - predominantly Shiraz supported by Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Merlot.

Shiraz led, the wine shows off forward fruit aromatics of violet, cherries and licorice accompanied by notes of classical cigar box spice. The palate follows the reputation of abundant dark red fruit and a classic tannin structure, finishing with balanced natural acidity.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.8 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Mark Le Roux

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

2017 has been noted as one of the great vintage years in Stellenbosch. Drought conditions prevailed, but temperatures remained moderate-to-cool throughout the season, which resulted in optimal maturation of fruit, but no signs of warmth in the wines. The wines are extremely classical in style, showing tension in the firm and concentrated tannin structures. The cooler conditions also brought about great freshness and purity within the wines.

Vinification details

Aged in old 225L and 500L French oak barrels.

Green credentials

A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Tasting video

With winemaker Mark Le Roux. (Apologies for the sound quality)

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