Broken Stone Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Pinotage 2003

This years Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend sees a bit of Pinotage in it. The Pinotage showed excellent fruit aromas and brought a bit to the party what palate goes about. A wine as serious as the person tending to the meat at a braaivleis. The wine shows lovely aromas of violets, herbs, menthol and peppers. The palate is soft with a bit of sweetness on the finish and flavours of raspberry, plums and delicate spice.
- Winemaker Shaun Turnbull

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Shiraz, 10% Pinotage ]
winery : Slaley Wines
winemaker : Shaun Turnbull
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.62 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Age of vines:
Cabernet Sauvignon: 13 years
Shiraz: 5 years
Pinotage: 7 years
Trellising: 5 wire trellising
Pruning: Cordon with spurs
Soil: Deep Hutton
Position: South-West and North-West facing slopes of Ernita and Slaley farms
Irrigation: Overhead sprinklers
Cabernet Sauvignon: 5.68 Tons/ha
Shiraz: 4.22 Tons/ha
Pinotage: 105 Tons/ha
- Jaco Mouton

about the harvest: Harvest Date:
Cabernet Sauvignon: 10 March 2003
Shiraz: 26 February 2003
Pinotage: 31 January 2003

in the cellar : Fermentation: All varietals were fermented at cool temperatures not exceeding 30° C, to enhance fruit and accessible. None of the wines were given an extended skin maceration.
Maturation: 12 months in wood. 2nd - 4th fill barrels; 76% French oak, 24% American oak.
Fining: 2 eggs per barrel
Filtration: Bulk and course sheet.

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