Piekenierskloof Red Heirloom Blend 2016

R200.00

Showing beautiful sour cherries, ripe currants, aniseed with notes of white pepper, vanilla pod, forest floor and tea leaf. Complex, medium bodied and layered blend with smooth well integrated tannin structure. Well rounded with a long elegant finish on aftertaste.

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Description

In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. 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 and hand harvested in March 2015 at a balling of 26.

Harvest Date
Middle March.

Winemaking
Fermented at controlled temperature for 8 days (24°C). The wine was wood matured for 14 months in 225L French & American oak barrels

Tasting Note
Showing beautiful sour cherries, ripe currants, aniseed with notes of white pepper, vanilla pod, forest floor and tea leaf. Complex, medium bodied and layered blend with smooth well integrated tannin structure. Well rounded with a long elegant finish on aftertaste.

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 20% Mourvèdre

Alcohol

13.38 vol %

pH

3.57

Total Acid

5.5 g/l

Residual Sugar

2.3 g/l

Food Pairing

One could drink the Heirloom Red with practically anything from charcuterie to cheese – roast chicken, pork belly, lamb meatballs, garlicky sausages, grilled lamb and even turkey.

Serving Temperature

16 – 18 C

Cellar

6 – 8 years

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