Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend 2013

R396.00

A medium to full bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvédre and Viognier. 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

2013

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 Mourvedre then completed malolactic fermentation in 70% new oak 225L barrels and matured in these same barrels. The Shiraz and Mourvedre was then blended and matured in 40% American and 60% French oak barrel for 12 months.

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