Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend 2009
A rich and full-bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Aromas of black pepper, violets and marmite. A mouth-filling wine with red fruits, meats and a strong firm tannin base.
89% Shiraz, 9% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier
Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
4th August 2010
pH 3.46, Total acidity 5.6g/l, Residual sugar 3.8g/l, Alcohol 14.5%
The Viognier was partly fermented in stainless steel tanks and then completed fermentation and malo-lactic in 20% 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 45% new French and American oak 225L barrels and matured in these same barrels for 12-14 months. All three varietals were then blended and placed back into barrel to marry for 3 months before being lightly filtered and bottled.