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Classique

2018
Location: Franschhoek, South Africa
R195.00
An Overview

Alluring plush black fruits, earthy notes and pencil shavings followed by a layered complexity. The smooth, silky texture sustains spice, tea leaf nuances and dark chocolate.

Tasting Notes

This multi-dimensional wine would provide the ultimate pairing with beef sirloin combined with roasted beetroot. The silky tannins would also combine well with lean game meats in dishes that are not overtly spicy but rather aromatic in nature.

In the Cellar

Fermented in stainless steel tanks with extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation also occurred in concrete tanks.

harvesting

The grapes were hand-picked from beginning February to end March 2017.

In the Vineyard

Cultivar: Merlot 50%
Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
Cabernet Franc 10%
Petit Verdot 5%
Appellation: Wine of Origin Western Cape
Age of Vines: 13 to 24 years
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

Maturation

Matured for 16 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of at least 7 years from vintage.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.0% vol
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.53
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l

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