Altydgedacht Barbera 1999

An original, still Capes only wine made from this Italian grape. Wild berry, scrubby, minty array; mouthfilling sweet spicy palate.

variety : Barbera [ 100% Barbera ]
winery : 
winemaker : Oliver Parker
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.48 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.1 g/l  so2 : 56 mg/l  fso2 : 25 mg/l  
type : Red  

in the vineyard : All the vineyards at Altydgedacht undergo intensive canopy management to ensure an optimum balance between growth and crop production. This allows sunlight penetration for bud differentiation, also enhancing colour and flavour components within the grape. Added to this is effective disease control.

Soil: Clovelly
Trellis: Hedge
Irrigation: Dryland
Age: 9 years and 22 years

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at 24.5ยบ Balling
Crop: size: 8-10 tons/ha

in the cellar : Yeast: UCLM
The grapes were crushed, destalked into open fermenters and closed stainless steel fermenters. They were plunged every 4hrs and then pressed to tanks for Malolactic Fermentation Fermentation. The wine was taken to barrels for 18 months. The wood used was a blend of French and AWO with 20% being new wood.

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