Le Pommier Mac 2019

R150.00

Prices are per bottle & sold per case of 6

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

LE POMMIER MAC CABERNET FRANC/MALBEC 2019

IN THE VINEYARD
Blending:  68% Cabernet Franc; 32% Malbec
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 2019
Yield: 7 tons/ha average


EANALYSIS
Alcohol: 13.84 %  |  Acid: 5.3g/l  |  Residual Sugar 1.60 g/l  | pH: 3.56


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 ageing: 10 months in French oak,
1/3 in second fill, 1/3 in third fill and 1/3 in fourth fill
Bottled: January 2020


AGEING SUGGESTIONS
3-7 years


FOOD SUGGESTIONS
Enjoy with roast beef, venison or slow roast leg of lamb. On Le Pommier’s menu we suggest The Boerewors topped pizza, Oxtail Potjie or savoury and earthy chicken pie.


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

2018 VINTAGE AWARDS
4 Start – Platter

2019 rename Mac  

Quantity

Per Bottle, Per Case

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