Diemersdal Private Collection 2015

Deep dark chocolate enticing cedar aromas appear first on the nose followed by wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of flavours ranging from black cherry and red fruits carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes.

Hearty beef dishes such as goulash or stroganoff.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 vintage:
92 Points - Wine Mag Bordeaux Challenge’ 15
SilverMedal - OldMutualWineTrophy‘15
2012 vintage:
Double Gold – Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards ’14
Top Red Blend – SA Novare Awards ’14
Top 100 Wine Guide ‘14
2011 vintage:
Top 100 Wine Guide ‘13
Gold – Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards ‘13
Gold – Veritas ’13
Classic Wine Top 6 – Bordeaux Style Blends
2010 vintage:
Double Gold – China Wine Awards ‘12
Best Red Blend in Durbanville Ward – Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards ‘12

ageing : It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop with years to come.

in the vineyard : Terriorbr /Slope: North-facing slopesbr /Soil: Deep red Huttonbr /Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Oceanbr /br /Viticulturebr /Trellising:4 wire Peroldbr /Age of vines: 16 - 27 yearsbr /Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness, the components harvested and vinified separately. br /Yield: 7 - 9 t/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation in open-fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 24° - 28°C. Punch-through every 4 hours, fermented dry on the skins. 100% Malolactic Fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225litre French oak barrels. br /br /spanMaturation/span: 18 months maturation in 40% new 225L French oak barrels.

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