Roodezandt Balthazar Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 - Bronze
Balthzar Classic is in honour of a board member of Roodezandt, who served as a director for 39 years. Mr Baltus Kloppers served as chairman from 11 September 1975 - 3 November 1999 (24 years).


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Roodezandt Wines
winemaker : Christie Steytler/Elmo du Plessis
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.36 % vol  rs : 2.14 g/l  pH : 3.79  ta : 5.56 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 - Bronze

ageing : Balthazar Classic can be laid down for up to 10 years.

in the cellar : Sugar content was 23.6º Balling.
pH before fermentation 3.48.
Total acidity before fermentation 8.46
Enzyme, tannin and tartaric acid added before fermentation.
Average fermentation temperature 27-30ºC.
Skin contact 4 days fermentation was nearly completed on the skins before pressing. Free run and pressed juice together. Malo-lactic fermentation was completed after alcoholic fermentation. Wine was put into French barrels for 12 months. Wine was bottled without cold stabilisation and also with the minimum filtration before bottling.

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