1 Box of 6 Piekenierskloof Grenache

R780.00

Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. Vineyards are planted in 1973, which makes the vines 42 years old. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

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Description

In The Vineyard

Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. Vineyards are planted in 1973, which makes the vines 42 years old. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

Harvest Date

Second week of March 2015.

Winemaking
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank. Wine is matured for 12 months in inert 500 liter French Oak barrels.

Tasting Note
Lots of juicy red berry, strawberry, earthy and elegant notes of pepper on the palate with hints of cloves, cardamom pod and smokiness. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100% Grenache

Alcohol

14.0 vol %

pH

3.39

Total Acid

5.99 g/l

Residual Sugar

3.37 g/l

Food Pairing

The elegant spice of this Grenache makes it a perfect pairing to spiced and herb foods including roasted /grilled meats, lamb shank, duck breast, sausage, vegetables,tapas and many ethnic foods.

Serving Temperature

10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

5 – 6 years

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