Grenache Noir 2017

2017 Special Release Tasting Notes Bright, exuberant with light violet hues. The nose shows ample fruit, with freshly picked blackberries, cassis, raspberries, and a touch of floral note – perfume on the nose.The palate is soft, lean and refined, showing dark fruit, chocolate black forest cake with subtle hints of cloves. Powdery well integrated tannins, with a balanced seductive round finish. Viticulture The Grenache Noir vineyard was planted in 2002 on a dry land south west facing aspect. Viniculture From a high-altitude dry land bush vine vineyard planted in 2006. All fruit picked by hand into small crates, at 23° Balling. The grapes were chilled to 7° Celsius, with destemming thereafter. Cold soaking was done for 24 hours, before the start of fermentation. Two punch downs were done per 12-hour cycle. The wine finished fermentation on skins and pressed when dry. A large portion of the wine was aged unoaked, to retain fresh fruity aromas, with 11 - 225 L French barrels produced, all aged for 14 months. Serving Suggestions Served a bit chiller as your usual red wine and enjoy it with roasted wiled mushrooms, cured or cold smoked red meat marinated Mediterranean vegetables. The Grenache Noir can carry earthy spices such as paprika powder, cloves and cumin.
Analysis
Vintage:
2017
Cultivar:
Grenache Noir
Apellation:
Wellington
Alcohol:
14% vol
PH:
3,49
Alcohol:
5,4
Sugar:
3,9
Optimum Drinking:
From 2018
Oak:
Small amount of the juice in 3rd & 4th fill barrels
Ageing:
14 months
Production:
1777 bottles
Terroir
Aspect:
South West
Trellising:
Bush Vines
Climate:
Cold winters, very hot summers
Rainfall:
450 - 600
Geology:
Decomposed Granite
Hectares:
1,23
Planted:
2006
Harvested:
February 2017
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