Two Oceans Cape Red 2001

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Winemaker Coenie Snyman describes this as an easy drinking, medium-bodied wine with soft tannins that make it enjoyable while still young. However, it does have the structure to hold its own for a year or two. On the nose, it displays sweet plums, ripe strawberries and a touch of spice and on the palate it shows strawberry and plum flavours. Its delectably fruity finish makes it a quaffing wine for any occasion.


variety : Ruby Cabernet | 33% Ruby Cabernet, 33% Pinotage, 33% Shiraz
winery : Two Oceans Wines
winemaker : Coenie Snyman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 5.2 % vol  rs : 5.5 g/l  pH : 3.80  ta : 5.2 g/l  

in the vineyard : This Distell label takes its name from the two great oceans that converge at the Cape, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Cape's Coastal region enjoys a temperate climate, cooled by day-time maritime breezes from both oceans and a drop in night-time temperatures to allow grapes to ripen slowly. In
addition, the moderate humidity means vines are far less prone to disease than in areas with higher moisture levels.

To ensure the finest quality, grapes are sourced from vineyards in cool growing areas. The winemaker works very closely with a team of viticulturists and he closely supervises pruning, suckering and canopy management practices for optimal crop yield. During the ripening season the grapes are tasted daily for ripeness and also chemically analysed to ensure they are picked when varietal flavours are most concentrated, tannins are ripe and there is a good balance between fruit and acid.

The grapes were harvested from a selection of premier Ruby Cabernet, Pinotage, Shiraz vineyards across the Coastal Region.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked between 22° and 23° Balling during February and early March, with each block individually vinified.

in the cellar : In all instances the grapes were fermented on the skins for five days. They were drawn off the skins and fermented dry. After malolactic fermentation the wines was blended in a proportion of 30% Ruby Cabernet, 30% Pinotage and 30% Shiraz.

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