Simonsvlei Vintage Port 1997

Excellent blended, well-balanced sweet Port.


variety : Tinta Barocca | 40% Tinta Barocca, 30% Pinotage, 30% Shiraz
winemaker : Eugéne van Zyl
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 17.32 % vol  rs : 102.4 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 4.6 g/l  va : 0.23 g/l  so2 : 66 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Age of the vines: 15-25 years
Rootstock: Varies
Soil Type: Granite
Trellis system: Varies
Irrigation: None

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand in February and March.
Yield: 8-12 Tons per hectare

in the cellar : Crushing: Destalked & crushed
Type of tanks: Stainless Steel tanks
Fermentation: Ferment seperate on skins, fortify with 83% spirits
Barrel Ageing: 12 months in French Oak
Malolactic: None
Fining: Egg white
Filtration: Kieselghur and sheet
Stabilisation: -5ºC for 3 days

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