Idiom 900 Series Nebbiolo 2015
A rich and noble red. This expression of Nebbiolo, from low yielding Stellenbosch vineyards, has a garnet colour, and an elegant bouquet with aromas of cherries and roses. Tar, truffle and leather flavours intermingle on the palate with hints of sweet and sour berries and dried herbs. The silky structured tannins indicate a wine that will reward cellaring.
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
9th January 2016
pH 3.73, Total acidity 7.9 g/l, Residual sugar 2.9 g/l, Alcohol 14.%
Grapes are hand harvested into a fermentation bin. The grapes then spend 2 days on cold maceration before being inoculated with the optimal yeast culture. Fermentation takes place in open top 500L French oak barrels for anything from 7-11 days at temperatures of between 26-32°C. The grapes are then pressed with a small 50kg hand press before finishing MLF fermentation in 300L French oak barrels. The wine then matures in 300L French oak barrels for 24 months, before being lightly filtered and hand bottled.