Idiom Zinfandel 2012

Silky and strong, this elegant, medium-bodied expression of Zinfandel exhibits a superb power-to-weight ratio. Aromas of red cherries and a mélange of sweet fynbos dominate the nose. An effortless entry leads to an explosive revolving tray of rosemary, raspberry, liquorice and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. The attractive, long lingering finish invites further indulgence.

variety : Zinfandel [ 100% Zinfandel ]
winery : Idiom Wines
winemaker : Reino Thiart
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

Vineyard - Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg 

Soils: Granite/Tukulu (decomposed granite) / Table Mountain Sandstone
Aspect: North west
Area: 1.17 Hectares
Trellising: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Irrigation: Drip
Predominant wind: SE Summer / NW Winter
Date of planting: 2002
Clones: ZD1AXA on R110

about the harvest: Balling at picking: 25.2° B

in the cellar : Following two days of cold maceration the grapes rose to temperatures of between 25° & 28° C throughout fermentation. Twice daily the grapes were punched down by hand in their stainless steel fermentation tanks. 30% American oak and 70% French oak was used, where the wine completed malolactic fermentation and maturation for a further 12 months.

Date of bottling: 18th of January 2013

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