Providence 2015

2015 Tasting Notes The wine displays youth (brilliant, bright, red plum), and is fresh in colour. Complex fruit aromas, dark fruit (mulberry, blackberry & black cherry), but also some red cranberry fruit on the nose. Spice, cloves, nutmeg and a hint of pepper. The tannins are soft and extremely silky. Drink now, with further ageing beneficial. Viticulture Climate is cold winters, with extremely hot summers recording 44 degrees often in summer. Dry with annual rain fall around 450-600mm/year. We often get strong South Eastern winds, especially in August/September. Dry land farming. The Shiraz was planted in 2002, Cinsault in 1974 and the Carignan in 2003. All of them are bushvine. Viniculture From best fruit in selected vineyards. All vineyards are dryland (bush vine), giving concentrated colours and aromas. A Rhône style blend of 60% Shiraz, 30% Cinsaut and 10% Carignan. All cultivars were fermented separately. Cold soaking was conducted prior to fermentation, extracting colour early, with fermentation in open fermenters, with three punch downs a day. Two rack and returns (French - delestage) prior to 16 months aging 95% French and 5% American oak. Only 30% new oak was utilized, respecting the fruit and the unique character of each cultivar. The wine was bottled in November 2016. Serving Suggestions Excellent with grilled pork medallions, grilled tuna, lamb and beef. Great with brandy flambé matured steak, served with a creamy Madagascan green peppercorn sauce. Serve with hearty homemade soups in winter. Pairs to perfection with venison, e.g. Springbok and Kudu. Very well received with dark chocolate nougat, or mature cheese for dessert. Awards Decanter UK Awards 2017 – Silver Platter Awards 2018 - 4 Stars **** NWC Top 100 Wines 2018 - Double Gold IWSC 2018 - Silver
Analysis
Vintage:
2015
Cultivar:
Shiraz, Cinsaut, Carignan
Apellation:
Wellington
Alcohol:
14,5
PH:
3,37
Alcohol:
6,1
Sugar:
2,1
Oak:
95% French, 5% American
Ageing:
16 months
Production:
4700 bottles
Terroir
Aspect:
West & North
Trellising:
Bush Vines & Perold
Climate:
Cold winters, very hot summers
Rainfall:
450 - 600
Geology:
Decomposed Granite
Hectares:
1,3 | 2,16 | 3,38
Harvested:
February 2015
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