Mellasat Tempranillo 2018

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Tempranillo is a little known variety to South African vineyards but one that is fast enjoying an enhanced reputation in the Paarl region. Savoury in character, this wine was matured in American and French oak barriques for 42 months, with the nose giving a cigar box aroma leading to marinated cherry and autumn blackberry on the palate. It has a long finish and balanced back bone of tannin and structure. It is expected this wine will continue to develop for several years to come.

Chorizo and other cured meats, Tapas, slow-cooked lamb shank on a bed of Polenta and hearty casseroles.

variety : Tempranillo [ 100% Tempranillo ]
winemaker : Mellasat Vineyards
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.25 % vol  rs : 2.83 g/l  pH : .  ta : 5.68 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2020 Paarl Wine Challenge - Top 12

in the vineyard : Vine Age: 12 Years
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Average Yield: 42hl/ha (7.45t/ha)
Irrigation: The vines are trellised with drip irrigation

in the cellar : 

Yeast: Lalvin Clos inoculated within 48 hours after crushing then fermented for 10 days on skins at an average temperature of 20 °C. Pressed at approx -0.8˚ balling. Malolactic fermentation induced in barrel. 

The wine matured in barrel for 42 months and it was bottled in October 2021. 

300l & 225l barrels, 33% new wood (87% American oak, 13% French Oak)

No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling, where a medium filtration (split AF70/110) was undertaken.

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