Hermanuspietersfontein Die Martha 2007

Appearance:A brilliant, medium deep, ruby brick red colour.
Flovour / Aroma:Attractive black olive, cinnamon, buttery, violets, leather and fynbos.
Taste:This flagship Rhône style blend characterized by it’s generous length, rounded tannins, muscular body, consistent intensity and supple consistency, a solid structure, clean finish and flowing balance.

This elegant & full bodied wine with good undertones of soft fruit will go well with peppered beef fillet with beetroot & horse radish crème; or char grilled tuna or try it with mature cheddar or Gruyère.

variety : Shiraz [ Rhone-style blend consisting of 74% Shiraz, 23% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier. ]
winemaker : Bartho Eksteen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.94 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Area:6.8ha
Altitude:210 – 289 meter
Elevation:Northwest/ Southeast and North/ South
Density:3200 and 2909 vines per ha
Vineyard age:2004/2005/2006

in the cellar : Maceration:3 – 4 days cold maceration before fermentation.
Fermentation & temperatures:3 – 4 punch downs per day at 24-26°C. Completes fermentation in small wood.
Malolactic fermentation:In tank
Wood maturation:16 months in 225lt new and second fill French oak barrels

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