Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2014

Uplifting and beautifully weighted. Polished red berry fruit is crisp and spicy. Good acidity and finely honed tannins complete the palate experience.


variety : Tinta Barocca | 60% Tinta Barocca and 40% Touriga Nacional
winemaker : Morne Vrey
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 19.5 % vol  rs : 99.5 g/l  pH : 3.85  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The 2013 conditions produced crops of exceptional quality. The cool harvest period and slow ripening of grapes resulted in smaller berries with exceptional flavours and structure.

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness in 18 kg lug boxes from 14 year old Stellenbosch vineyards.

in the cellar : Directly after picking, the grapes were cooled to 5 degrees celsius, crushed and cold-soaked for five days. Thereafter, the grapes underwent a cycle of gentle punch downs six times per day and were then fortified with a combination of wine and un-aged brandy spirits when the desired sugar levels were reached. The wine was matured in 20-year old oak barrels for 12 months and was released only after a further 18 months of bottle maturation.

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