Diemersfontein For the Birds Red 2014

A combination of red fruit and blackcurrant rich aromas with a touch of cloves and spice on the nose.  The fruit richness follows onto the palate with soft tannin for early consumption.

variety : Merlot | 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Pinotage
winemaker : Francois Roode
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

A combination of different terroirs.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness in February 2014.
8 ton/ha

in the cellar : 

Grapes are vinified separately. Fermentation happened in tanks over 4 - 6 days, pressed put back into tank to mature. The different varieties matured separately in tanks on a combination French oak staves and barrels until they were blended, stabilized and bottled.

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