The Gypsy 2014

A very concentrated, focused blend with layers of deep fruit. The character is expectedly somewhat  “wild” a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.

Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavour some grills, lamb and beef.

variety : Grenache | 63% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
The Gypsy 2014
Tim Atkin MW - 91 points
Platter’s 2019 - 4½ stars
The Gypsy 2013
Platter’s 2018 - 4½ stars
SA Wine Index - Grand Gold, 93+ points
The Gypsy 2012
Platter’s 2017 - 4½ stars
National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines 2017 - Double Gold
Gilbert & Gaillard Int. Competition - 93 points
Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report - 91 points
James Suckling - 91 points
Tim Atkin MW - 90 points

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in the vineyard : Region: Western Cape
Soil: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m. Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay.

about the harvest: A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit.
Yield: 2-3 tons/ha Grenache - planted 1959, 6 tons/ha from Syrah - planted 1999

in the cellar : Taken to the cellar and cool soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to old French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to old barrels to marry and harmonise over the following 12 months. After almost 2 years languishing in a cool cellar the Gypsy is stable with the oak and intense fruit totally harmonised.

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