Piekenierskloof Grenache 2017

R130.00

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

13.1 vol %

pH

3.52

Total Acid

5.1 g/l

Residual Sugar

2.4 g/l

Food Pairing

The elegant spice of this Grenache makes it a perfect pairing to spice and herb foods including roasted /grilled meats, lamb shank, duck breast, sausage, vegetables, tapas and many ethnic foods. Also goes well with seafood, sushi, pizza, pasta and chicken dishes. A food friendly Grenache!

Serving Temperature

10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

5 – 6 years

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