1704 Red

R94.00

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Description

Vineyards
The Tinta Barocca grapes for this wine were sourced from dry land, trellised vineyards, planted between 1958 and 1996, situated 140 m above sea level and facing south-east. The Shiraz grapes come from trellised, south-facing vineyards planted in Malmesbury shale between 60 m and 300 m above sea level. These low-yielding vines were planted in 1969.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested at 23°to 25° Balling in mid-February. The juice was fermented on the skins for five to seven days at 25°C. After alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked of the skins and pressed. Malolactic fermentation was done in stainless steel and cement tanks. The wine was then barrel matured for 8 months in second and third fill barrels. This wine will mature well for 8 to 10 years.
Winemaker's Comments
Colour:
Garnet red
Bouquet:
Fresh red berries with sweet strawberry aromas and fynbos notes, enhanced by subtle oak spice.
Taste:
A soft and elegantly-structured wine with fresh flavours of red berries and cherries, backed by spicy cedar oak. The flavours combine to produce a wine with complex flavours and excellent drinkability.
Food Pairing
The winemaker recommends serving this wine with poultry, veal and red meat dishes or savouring it on its own.
Additional Details
Winemaker:
Wilhelm De Vries
Alcohol:
14.76 %
Residual Sugar:
3.20 g/l
Total Acidity:
5.7 g/l
pH:
3.53

Additional information

Weight 1 kg