Idiom Rosso di Stellenbosch 2017
A lively, medium-bodied red wine with notes of perfumed prosciutto and ripe red cherries. Delicate oaking in used barrels contributes to both fruity and savoury notes continuing on the palate. A delicious drinking wine with good acidity and plenty of potential. A perfect match for antipasto or Italian style meat and pasta dishes.
99% Sangiovese and 1% Barbera
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Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
pH 3.55, Total acidity 5.6g/l, Residual sugar 2.5g/l, Alcohol 13.5%
The grapes went into cold storage overnight before being de-stemmed and crushed straight into the press. The free run and first press juice was kept separate from the heavy pressed juice. After 2 days of settling at between 11-14 degrees Celsius, the juice was racked of its lees and inoculated with a carefully selected cultivated yeast. Fermentation took place at 18 degrees Celsius for 2 weeks. The wine was thereafter, lightly fined and filtered before being bottled.