Cellar Selection Flat Rock 2017

Anexciting fresh & fruity nose is followed by a combination of ripe berry fruit flavours, perfectly intertwined with subtle oak and spicy characters that complement the silky elegant tannins, ensuring a very pleasant and smooth aftertaste.

variety : Shiraz | 28% Shiraz, 28% Durif, 23% Pinotage, 18% Carignan, 1% Mourvrede, 1% Cabernet sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
winemaker : Rolanie Lotz
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.10 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Average of 8 tons per hectare. Decomposed granite and shale.

about the harvest: Harvested in February & March 2017. 24 - 25ºB at harvest.

in the cellar : Fermented in stainless steel tanks on the skins. Regular pumpovers were done. Pressed at 0º - 8ºB depending on the variety. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks.300L French oak barrels. A combination of 2nd and 3rd fill barrels used. Matured in oak for 16 months. Blended and matured for a further 4 months prior to bottling.

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