Lyngrove Platinum Latitude 2015

The 2015 Latitude is a full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Shiraz. The wine shows depth of colour . The nose entices with hints of blackberry, cedar, cigar box and Herbs de Provence. Rich and flavourful, but also defined by structured tannins. Integrated oak with nuances of clove and nutmeg.

Try this wine Slow Cooked melt in your mouth lamb Shanks with redcurrant & rosemary jus, shallot potato

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Pinotage, 19% Shiraz
winemaker : Hannes Louw
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.9 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

The platinum range presents the finest barrels of red wine from our cellar. It represents the soul and character of Lyngrove and expresses classic structure and exceptional ageing potential. The perfect meeting point of barrel selection, wine making dedication and blending makes this the ultimate expression of our latitude: (34’00’47’’S; 18’47’28’’E).
Latitude embodies the pinnacle of every harvest.

in the vineyard : Vineyard: These low-yielding vines are drip-irrigated to ensure optimal ripening and trained on the 5-wire-Perold-trellis system. It’s planted on soils consisting of weathered granite on clay. Vines are planted on north facing slopes. The nearby Atlantic Ocean (False Bay) also has a cooling affect on the vineyards during the ripening season.

A cold wet winter followed by warm weather towards end of August led to early bud burst after which a dry, windy summer led to one of the earliest harvest in decades. Crop was slightly less than 2014 but one of the healthiest in years and almost no crop loss due to disease and rot. The absence of heat waves and cooler than normal weather during February further enhanced colour and flavour in the reds. Vines were irrigated as needed during these times. Warmer weather in March led to harvest ending two weeks earlier than normal.

about the harvest: Yield was higher than average, yet more rain during March delayed the end of harvest to till mid-April. Due to the wet and cooler growing season the grapes were more mature and physiologically ripe at the time of picking which resulted in wines of high quality

in the cellar : Berries were crushed and cold-soaked for about 48hrs at 15° C, then inoculated with suitable yeast that would bring out the best out of the varietal. The must was fermented in Stainless steel tanks with pump-over’s (aeration) every 4 hrs- this was done to extract all of the colour and flavours out of the must. Fermentation, about 7 days at temperatures between 24° - 28° C. The wine was aged for 14mths in a combination of French & American oak barrels, of which 55% was new.

47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% pinotage and 19% Shiraz. The wine will be unique, as the blend will differ each year depending on the quality of the different cultivars.

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