Fairview Pegleg Carignan 2014

Strawberry, cherry and black pepper on the nose. The palate is fresh with flavours of raspberry and a savoury finish. This wine will benefit from 2 to 3 years bottle maturation.

Pair with game – especially ostrich fillet. A compliment to any meal.

variety : Carignan | 100% Carignan
winery : Fairview Wines
winemaker : Anthony de Jager
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 2 - 3 years

in the vineyard : The Carignan grapes were picked from Bassons’ bushvine vineyards in the Swartland side of the Perdeberg Mountain. It is the oldest Carignan vineyard in the country, planted in 1972. The vines grow on Malmesbury shale soils, which provide elegance to the grapes and sheer complexity to the final wine.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand harvested at 24 °B, destalked, hand sorted and lightly crushed. Next, the grapes were fermented in a stainless steel tank with regular pump overs. The wine completed malolactic fermentation in 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels, with further maturation for 20 months. Only the best barrels were selected, lightly filtered and bottled.

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