Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Malbec 2017

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On the nose raspberry and plums with undertones of tobacco with hints of vanilla on the palate followed with supple tannins.

Enjoy this wine with fine meat dishes like, duck breast and maple syrup, pork and honey mustard, and of course good company.

variety : Malbec | 100% Malbec
winemaker : Francois Roode/Brett Rightford
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.79 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

Grapes were harvested from a north west facing trellised vineyard. Deep soils with a high clay capacity ensure good water retention - supplemental irrigation was given.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were harvested in the morning from a north west facing trellised vineyard.
Sugar at Harvest: 24°B
Yield: 5t/ha

in the cellar : 

The berries were “crushed” into and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation temperature at 24° - 26° C. Combined pumping over and aerated racking ensured good extraction and colour stabilisation. Fermented till dry on the skins, the wine was racked to French barrels to complete MLF. Malolactic Fermentation lasted approximately 6 weeks after which the wine was racked and barrelled. Maturation period off ±14 months.

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