Idiom Bordeaux Blend 2010

Full bodied multi-cloned blend of noble varietals. Intriguing aromas of cassis and tea leaf are followed by hints of dark chocolate and cigar box. A tightly-packed wine with a long lingering finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
winery : Idiom Wines
winemaker : Reino Thiart
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.81  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : A wine of great pedigree that will reward cellaring. The flagship of the Idiom range.

in the vineyard : Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg

Soils Granite/Tukulu (decomposed granite)/Table Mountain Sandstone
Aspect Cab s – west Merlot - south & south West Cab f – north east & south west
Area Cab s – 5.86 Merlot – 8 Cab f – 2.13 Petit v – 0.4 Ha
Predominant wind SE Summer/NW Winter
Date of planting Cab s – 2000 Merlot – 1999 Cab f – 2000 Petit verdot 2004
Clones Cab s – 46C & 1631, 15M, 169AX Merlot – MO343 & MO12, MO181 & MO192, MO3 Cab f – CF312T.

about the harvest: Balling at picking: Cabernet Sauvignon: 26.2°B | Merlot: 25°B | Cabernet Frand: 24.9°B | Petit Verdot: 24.9°B

in the cellar : These grapes received 6 days cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Fermented at between 24° - 28° C for 1½ weeks. The wine was then moved into 225 litre barrels, 45% new French oak 225 litre barrels for 14 months maturation.

Date of bottling: 20th January 2012

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