Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend 2015

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A medium to full-bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Aromas of juniper berry, lavender and cloves. Tantalising flavours of savoury plums and exotic spices dance on the palate. Smooth velvety tannins and a long rich finish make for an elegant wine with real promise.

72% Shiraz, 21% Mourvèdre and 7% Viognier

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Cultivar

Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier

Vintage

2014

Wine of Origin

Stellenbosch

Provenance

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

Date of Bottling

1st February 2016

Analysis

pH 3.60
Total acidity 5.9g/l
Residual sugar 2.6g/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.