Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2011

The deep opaque, plum-red colour is indicative of great extraction. Potent blackberry aromas on the nose are further enhanced by whiffs of green herbs, lead pencil, stewed apricots and smoky barbeque. The muscular, but integrated tannins, fleshes out the mid palate and adds great structure. Dense and rich, with flavours of ripe dark fruits and freshly chopped
herbs. The wine is full bodied and elegant, with the potential to age gracefully.

variety : Merlot [ 40% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

2010 IWC - GOLD
in the vineyard : Rhodium is a very rare metal. South Africa produces most of the world’s production. It is used in premium jewellery and as a catalyst for processes which are essentially sustainable. Rhodium embodies the attributes of this wine: it’s of South African origin, very low production and premium orientation.

Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2011 is a blend of Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (11%), Malbec (8%) and Petit Verdot (7%) and produces an elegant and refined wine, expressive of its unique terroir.

in the cellar : Bunch and berry sorting : By hand
Crushing and destemming : Delicate processing
Pump overs : 3 times per day
Cold soak : 3 days
Wood maturation : 19 months in 300L French oak barrels, 50% new

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