Theatre of Wine Aphaea 2015

Aphaea is a red blend of the finest in reserve grapes, offering a smooth, rich taste profile that features ripe, dense blackberry, with notes of chocolate and rich raspberry and a hint of wild strawberry, for a lush palate experience. A creamy, molten blueberry provides a splendid, lingering aroma, for a harmonious finish.


variety : Blend - Red | Blend - Red
winemaker : Bertus Fourie
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 12.0 g/l  pH : 3-4  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : All the vines for this blend were planted in the late 2000's. Predominantly Tukulu type soil, which means a high potential deep, well-drained soil with no physical limitations. Clay content of the top soil is ±15% with a 20% fraction of fine gravel. The effective depth of the soil is 80cm and no drainage is required.

in the cellar : Each individual cultivar was treated separately to emphasize their unique characteristics. All varietals underwent alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks inoculated with specific yeast strains to reflect the terroir and the grapes’ natural fruitiness. Pumped and punched down for greater extraction and concentration, the wines then went through malolactic fermentation in flex tanks with oak staves – all top quality French and American oak. After maturation, the components were carefully blended and bottled to create an easy drinking, accessible red table wine.

Bottles: 18 000

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