Diemersdal Grenache 2010

This is a medium-bodied wine with complex flavours of plums and cherries, with delicate hints of spice, smokiness and French Oak integration.

variety : Grenache [ 100% Grenache ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.09 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 7.2 g/l  
type : Red  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Terrior
Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Trellising: bush-vine
Age of vines: 5 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were hand harvested at optimum ripeness.
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : Fermented in an open fermenter for 5 days at 26° - 28° C. Punch through every 4 hours, pressed at 5° Balling; 100% MLF completed spontaneously in barrels.
Maturation: 13 months oak maturation in new 225L French Oak barrels.

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