Viljoensdrift River Grandeur Cape Blend 2009

The significant amount of Pinotage coupled with the estate grown Shiraz marries into a union of old and new world bliss. Subdued spiciness and ripe plum flavours dominate.

Lamb and aubergine burger with caramelized red onion.

variety : Merlot [ 62% Merlot, 35% Pinotage, 3% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Fred Viljoen
wine of origin : Breede River, Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.72 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

The Pinotage 2009 that won a Veritas Double Gold was used in this blend.
about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 25 ° Balling and crushed into the main tank. Fermentation took place at 28° Celsius; the grapes were pressed at 5° Balling and MLF took place in the tank after which it was pumped over to barrels.

in the cellar : After fermentation the wine went into 2nd fill American and French Oak for 12 months.

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