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
Picking date: March 2019
Yield: 7 tons/ha average
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
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: 68% Cabernet Franc; 32% Malbec.
2018 VINTAGE AWARDS
4 Start – Platter
2019 rename Mac