Drostdy Hof Cape Red 1999

On the nose the wine has flavours of sweet plums and a touch of spice. On the palate it is medium to light-bodied with strawberry and plum flavours, soft and subtle tannins and a fruity finish.


variety : Shiraz [ Shiraz, Pinotage, Ruby Cabernet ]
winemaker : Frans du Toit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.49 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.94  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : It is easy drinking and could be enjoyed now.

in the vineyard : The grapes came from selected vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Helderberg, Riebeeck West and Worcester areas.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand at 22 to 23├é┬║Balling during February and March.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice fermented on the skins for 5 days and the rest of the fermentation process was completed without the skins. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in second and third-fill casks for 2 months. The blend consists of 30% Shiraz, 30% Pinotage, 30% Ruby Cabernet and 10& barrel matured Cape Red from 1998.

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