Idiom Vineyards, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West   |   021 858 1088 

Idiom Rhône Style Blend 2012

R396.00

A medium to full bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier – also known as an SMV. Aromas of ripe red cherries, lavender and vanilla. Tantalising flavours of white pepper and exotic spices dance on the palate. Smooth velvety tannins and a long rich finish make for an elegant wine with real promise.

88% Shiraz, 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier

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Additional information

Cultivar

Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier

Vintage

2012

Wine of Origin

Stellenbosch

Provenance

Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg

Date of Bottling

4th February 2015

Analysis

pH 3.60
Total acidity 5.7g/l
Residual sugar 3.0g/l
Alcohol 14.5%

Vinification Details

The Viognier was partly fermented in stainless steel tanks and then completed fermentation and malo-lactic in 60% new French oak 225L barrels. Both red varieties received four days pre-fermentation cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The Shiraz and Mourvèdre then completed malolactic fermentation in 70% new oak 225L barrels and matured in these same barrels. The Shiraz and Mourvèdre was then blended and matured in 40% American and 60% French oak barrel for 12 months.

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