Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend 2013

A big structured, well rounded and elegantly balanced Cape blend. Hints of cassis and dark chocolate compliment a great finish.

Bouquet: Upfront Dark fruit combines well Spicy/cedar oak aromas at the end. Intense blackberry, cassis and plum flavours upon entry with delicatecharred spice aromas from the new French oak Tasting notes: A big structured, well rounded and elegantly balanced Cape blend. Hints of cassis and dark chocolate compliment a great finish.

An ideal match for lamb shank, oxtail or any game dish.


variety : Pinotage | 34% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon & 33% Merlot
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Anri Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.20 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.0 g/l  so2 : 102 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Gold Medal

ageing : 

This wine will age well for 10 – 15 years.

in the vineyard : 

Soil: Hutton, Clovelly & Kroonstad
Trellising: Pinotage Bush Vines - Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot on 5 wire hedge
Age of Vines: Between 20 - 25 years old

about the harvest: 

Good rainfalls and ideal cold weather conditions during winter ensured good nutrient storage and led to sufficient underground water levels for the growing season. The early growing season with cool/moderate day time temperatures and cool evenings produced even budding. A mild December/January provided ideal ripening conditions for the first Pinotage grapes, however heavy rains in early February resulted in difficult harvestingconditions. Mild temperatures had a positive effect on the cultivars picked later in March which resulted in grapes harvested at optimal ripeness, producing good colour and aroma extraction.

in the cellar : 

Grapes were picked at optimum ripeness. Made in open fermenters, on the skinsfor 5-6 days at an average temp. of 27°C. Punching of the cap was done every2 hours to extract good colour and ­flavours from the grapes. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine aged in 100% new French oakfor 22 months. The Faith blend is a barrel selection of the best wines from the2011 vintage in the Beyerskloof cellar.

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