Cape Late Bottled Vintage 2005

R215.00

This wine exhibits an intense obsidian shade. On the nose, you’ll discover captivating flavours of black cherries, hazelnuts, liquorice, and raisins. These seductive flavours endure upon the palate, wherein one encounters a supple and harmoniously composed framework of tannins counterbalanced by a gentle touch of sweetness.

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Description

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Wine Making

The grapes were received during the early morning. Crushing and de-stemming commenced, and the mash was pumped to an open-top fermentation tank. Whereafter the mash was inoculated with commercial yeast. Fermentation temperatures were held between 26-30°C. Only punch downs were done, three times per day, on this wine. With maceration lasting between 7-10 days. Malolactic fermentation was done in stainless steel tanks after which the wine was fortified to reach an ABV of 18,5%. After fortification the wine was taken to French oak barrels an aged for 210 months (17,5 years). In 2022 the barrels were tasted, emptied and only 3000 bottles were filled for this
vintage.

Location

The Touriga Nacional vineyards were planted in 1998 on a 1.29 ha piece of land on a W facing slope. This block is planted 180-200m abover sea level on Escourt/Vilafonte soil types. These soils vary from medium to heavy textured, with a clay content that varies from 15-20%.

Analysis

Alc: 18.5%

T.A: 7.00g/l

PH: 3.59

RS: 123 g/l