Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2013

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R1887 for 6 bottles

R314 per bottle

The Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2012 has a radiant, carmine colour. Blackcurrants, herbs and aromatic wood smoke mark the nose. This is followed in the mouth by ripe raspberries and caramel giving the wine a great finesse. The tannins are already accessible making the wine smooth and fleshy.


variety : Merlot | 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2011 IWSC Silver
2010 IWC Gold
Derek Smedley MW 93

ageing : 

It is multi-faceted and complex and should become even more rewarding when aged.

Rhodium is a very rare metal. South Africa produces most of the world’s production. It is used in premium jewellery and as a catalyst for processes which are essentially sustainable. Rhodium embodies the attributes of this wine: it’s of South African origin, very low production and premium orientation.

The Rhodium 2012 is a blend of Merlot (53%), Cabernet Franc (40%) and Malbec (7%) and produces an elegant and refined wine, expressive of its unique terroir.

in the vineyard : 

Rhodium is a very rare metal. South Africa produces most of the world’s production. It is used in premium jewellery and as a catalyst for processes which are essentially sustainable. Rhodium embodies the attributes of this wine: it’s of South African origin, very low production and premium orientation.br /br /Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2011 is a blend of Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (11%), Malbec (8%) and Petit Verdot (7%) and produces an elegant and refined wine, expressive of its unique terroir.

in the cellar : 

Bunch and berry sorting : By hand
Crushing and destemming : Delicate processing
Pump overs : 3 times per day
Cold soak : 3 days
Wood maturation : 19 months in 300L French oak barrels, 50% new

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