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PF Ruby Blend 2012

Deep notes of spice and red berry fruits with subtle flavours of plum, rhubarb and cloves. A well-rounded wine with soft tannins and a velvety finish.

Rack of lamb or pot roasts. Serving temperature 16 - 18°C.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Shiraz ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.38 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2014 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards : Gold Medal
about the harvest: The grapes were picked early in the morning in order to preserve maximum flavour.

in the cellar : A certain amount of sorting and selection took place in the vineyards leaving rotten and sun-burnt berries on the vines. Once de-stemmed, the berries underwent a second sorting, which further removed excess stems, raisin berries and leaves, before proceeding to whole-berry fermentation in a wooden vat. A soft tannin structure was achieved through regular remontage of the wine. (French term for the process of pulling out wine from underneath the cap of grape skins and then pumping it back over the cap in order to stimulate maceration.) The total maturation of the skins were 15 days and once malo-lactic fermentation was completed the wine further matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for 18 consecutive months.

Packaging Information
Bottle barcode: 6009829170127
Case barcode: 6009829170134
Unit size: 750 ml
Bottles per case: 6
Total produced: 6,840 bottles - 1,140 cases

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