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R105.00

Prices are per bottle & sold per case of 6

TASTING NOTES
This rich blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot shows dark fruit characters of blackberry and black cherries on the nose. The wine has a firm but mouth filling structure and velvety tannins on the palate with a long lingering aftertaste.

Description

LE POMMIER RED BLEND 2018

IN THE VINEYARD
Blending:  68% Cabernet Franc; 32% Merlot.
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 260m  Distance from sea: Approximately 25km
Soil Type: Alluvial  Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 10-11 years  Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon  Irrigation: Drip


THE HARVEST
Picking date: March 2018
Yield: 7 tons/ha average


ANALYSIS
Alcohol:  14.85 %; RS:  1.40; TA: 5.56g/L; pH: 3.47


IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation Temp: 28-30ºC
Yeast: Bordeaux 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.
Malolactic fermentation: Barrel
Wood aging: 12 months in French oak,
1/3 in second fill, 1/3 in third fill and 1/3 in fourth fill
Bottled:  March 2019


AGING SUGGESTIONS
3-7years


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


BLENDING INFORMATION
Blending:  68% Cabernet Franc; 32% Merlot.

Additional information

Quantity

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