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Leopard Spot Red 2015

R125.00

This is a supple, elegant and very appealing wine with the tannins well integrated, but prominent enough to need 6 months longer to show off the ripe, fleshy black-cherry, plums, chocolate shadings

 

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  • Origin:

    Western Cape

    Harvest:

    March 2013 by hand.

    Blend information:

    55% Shiraz: a noble variety of French origin. Better known as Syrah elsewhere, the largest production of Shiraz is now found in Australia but local plantings have increased strongly. Made in several different styles here, it yields deep purple smoky and spicy wines which develop a complex character with age. 40% Pinotage: a local cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut (Hermitage), created by Professor Abraham Perold in 1925, this variety combines the noble characteristics of the former with the reliability of the latter. Unique to South Africa, it can produce complex and fruity wines with age but is also often very drinkable when young. With great strides made in the making of Pinotage, South Africa’s own variety is rapidly gaining increasing acceptance and finding favour worldwide both as a varietal bottling and in blends. 5% Mourvedre: originated from Spain, where it’s known as Monastrell (in California and Australia it’s known as Mataro). The spicy notes make it a good blending partner with cultivars like Shiraz. Small vineyard area locally.

    Bottling:

    December 2013

    Climate:

    Mediterranean climate with moderate summers and cold, rainy winters. Rainfall of approximately 600 – 800 mm annually.

    Soil:

    Perdeberg Mountain sandstone, granite and shale.

    Vinification:

    Grapes were harvested at an optimum ripeness of 24°B, inoculated with a pure yeast strain and fermented on the skins until dry. After alcoholic fermentation was completed, malolactic fermentation took place after that the wine was blended together and maturing in steel tanks before the bottling.

    Serving suggestions:

    A wine for classic roasts, great steaks and venison and cheeses – Ideal for indian and malesian food.

    Tasting notes:

    This is a supple, elegant and very appealing wine with the tannins well integrated, but prominent enough to need 6 months longer to show off the ripe, fleshy black-cherry, plums, chocolate shadings to their best advantage and to be combined to the tone of spicyness and peppery flavors which are insured by the shiraz in good percentage.

    Ageing potential:

    Drinking exceptionally well now and will gain in intricacy over the next five year

    Production:

    15.000 bottles.
  • Weight 0.750 kg