Dekker's Valley 'Revelation' 2014

A smooth and fruity red made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage. Lightly wooded with accessible fruit makes this is a wine that can be enjoyed today. A great wine to have available for last minute entertaining!

Food pairing suggestions include roast meats, braai meat and chicken and mushroom pie.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Shiraz and 13% Tempranillo
winemaker : Mellasat Vineyards
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 4.9 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 5.36 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Platter’s South African Wine Guide: 3*
Fresh & vividly fruity, with supple tannins. Easy winter sipper.

in the cellar : Yeast (Laffort Zymaflore RX60 for Pinotage, Zymaflore F15 for Shiraz and natural yeast fermentation for Cabernet Sauvignon) was inoculated within 24 hours after crushing then fermented for 6 days on skins at an average temperature of 25˚C. Pressed at approx 2˚balling. Malolactic fermentation induced in tank and completed within six months. br /br /The wine was barrel matured using a mixture of 300 litre and 225litre French oak barrels (2nd, 3rd & 4th fill only) for 12 months. The wine was only blended after barrel maturation using Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Shiraz (40%) and Pinotage (8%). br /br /After blending the wine was lightly fined and racked from tank to tank. No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling when a 5-micron filtration was used.

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