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Creative Block 3 2014

R149.00

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:

The winter of 2013 experience unseasonally high rain which restored soil water reservoirs.  This, followed by a cool spring with low wind conditions led to even budding and resulting in even ripeness. Foliage management exposed the grapes to more sun to enhance skin thickness for higher extraction and intensity. Picking dates were crucial after these conditions, to achieve optimal ripening and balance in the sugar-to-acid ratio promising harmonious flavours at lower sugar levels.  

 

WINEMAKING:

Grapes were hand-harvested and pre-cooled prior to de-stemming, hand-sorted to take out green, pink and raisin berries and fermented for up to 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 90% 300l French and 10% American oak barrels for 18 months of which 50% was first fill and the balance, second fill. The wines are made individually to address each varietal’s need for undivided attention and to ensure that the varietal and site expression is forthcoming. Selective tasting from the barrels helped to determine the composition of the blend. The Rhone-style blend was done to ensure harmony amongst the three varietals and to find the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin.

 

TASTING NOTE:

Subtle perfumed notes of violets, pomegranate and mulberry, followed by spicy flavours of black pepper and coriander. A silky, rich mid-pallet complemented with concentration of fruit and dense, silky tannins.

 

ENJOY WITH:

Serve with smoked pork belly or mildly spicy vegetable-based Indian style curry.

 

 

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VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:

The winter of 2013 experience unseasonally high rain which restored soil water reservoirs.  This, followed by a cool spring with low wind conditions led to even budding and resulting in even ripeness. Foliage management exposed the grapes to more sun to enhance skin thickness for higher extraction and intensity. Picking dates were crucial after these conditions, to achieve optimal ripening and balance in the sugar-to-acid ratio promising harmonious flavours at lower sugar levels.  

 

WINEMAKING:

Grapes were hand-harvested and pre-cooled prior to de-stemming, hand-sorted to take out green, pink and raisin berries and fermented for up to 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 90% 300l French and 10% American oak barrels for 18 months of which 50% was first fill and the balance, second fill. The wines are made individually to address each varietal’s need for undivided attention and to ensure that the varietal and site expression is forthcoming. Selective tasting from the barrels helped to determine the composition of the blend. The Rhone-style blend was done to ensure harmony amongst the three varietals and to find the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin.

 

TASTING NOTE:

Subtle perfumed notes of violets, pomegranate and mulberry, followed by spicy flavours of black pepper and coriander. A silky, rich mid-pallet complemented with concentration of fruit and dense, silky tannins.

 

ENJOY WITH:

Serve with smoked pork belly or mildly spicy vegetable-based Indian style curry.

 

 

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