Idiom Cape Blend
A velvety opulent wine made with the Cape’s own grape Pinotage blended with noble varieties. Rich and intriguing aromas and flavours with exploding layers of red fruits with notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Soft tannins, dark red fruit and a long finish are hallmarks of this wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
31st January 2017
pH 3.50, Total acidity 5.8 g/L , Residual sugar 2.4 g/L, Alcohol 14.5%
All the different grapes spent 5 days on cold maceration, where after it was fermented in stainless steel tanks at optimal temperatures of between 22-28°C. Here after malo-lactic fermentation took place on wood staves in stainless steel tanks. The wine were then matured separately for 10 months in 45% new 225L French and American oak, before being blended and left to marry for a further 2-4 months.
Pinotage (42%), Merlot (29%), Cabernet sauvignon (18%), Shiraz (12%)