Hermanuspietersfontein Die Martha 2008

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 [ 78% Shiraz, 21% Mourvèdre, 1% Viognier ]
winemaker : Bartho Eksteen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.73 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.67 g/l  so2 : 110 mg/l  fso2 : 11 mg/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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