Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend

R396.00

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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

Tasting Notes:

2010 | 2011 | 2013 | 2014

Awards

Additional information

Cultivar

Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier

Vintage

2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Wine of Origin

Stellenbosch

Provenance

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

Date of Bottling

4th August 2010

Analysis

pH 3.46, Total acidity 5.6g/l, Residual sugar 3.8g/l, Alcohol 14.5%

Vinification Details

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.