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R570.00

TASTING NOTES
On the nose this blend shows deep black fruit characters of blackberry and black cherries.  There are also hints of forest floor and menthol.  The wine has a firm but mouth filling structure and velvety tannins on the palate with a long lingering aftertaste.

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Description

LE POMMIER RED BLEND 2016

IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction.
Altitude: 360m.
Distance From Sea: Approximately 25 km.
Soil Type: Alluvial.
Rootstock: R99.
Age Of Vines: 10-11 years.
Trellising: Verticle hedge.
Pruning: Cordon.
Irrigation: Drip.


THE HARVEST
Picking Date: March – April 2016.
Yield: 7 tons/ha average.


ANALYSIS
Alcohol: 14.84 %; RS: 3.00; TA: 5.4g/L; pH: 3.58.


IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation Temp: 28-30°C.
Yeast: Bourdeaux Red
Fermentation took place in stainless tanks. Duration of fermentation was 8 days.
It was pumped over twice a day for optimum colour and tannin extraction.
When fermented dry, it was pressed into French oak barrels.
Malolatic fermentation: Barrel.
Wood Aging: 16 months in French Oak, ⅓3 second fill, ⅓ third fill, ⅓ fourth fill.
Bottled: August 2017.


AGING SUGGESTIONS
3-7 years.


FOOD SUGGESTIONS
This is an excellent partner with most meat dishes, especially game.


BLENDING INFORMATION
65% Merlot; 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot; 3% Cabernet Franc.

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