Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon

R455.00

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CULTIVAR: 43% Chenin blanc; 38% Pinotage; 19% Chardonnay.
ALCOHOL: 13.90%
pH: 3.56
RISIDUAL SUGAR: 3.3g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.9g/l
TOTAL EXTRACT: 23.2g/l
YIELD: 5 tons / ha
BOTTLING DATE: 01.11.2016
PRODUCTION: 1500 bottles

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Description

All grapes were harvested by hand and vinified seperately. Chenin blanc and Chardonnay were fermented for 4 days on skins with Natural yeast in 500L open barrels. Natural fermetation allowed for slow extraction of flavours and soft tannin. The fermenting must was then pressed to small French and Hungarian oak to complete the fermentation. Pinotage was pressed immediately whole bunch after harvesting, to reduce colour extraction. The pressed juice was handled oxidatively to remove any light red colouration and then fermented in 2nd fill barrels. All cultivars were matured seperately for 18 months in barrel before blending. 60% new oak (French and Hungarian) and 40% 2nd fill (French and Hungarian) was used across the three cultivars.

VINEYARD: altitude 6 – 60 m above sea level
SOIL TYPE: Calcified sand dunes
ROOTSTOCK: Ramsey and Richter 99
AGE OF VINESTRELLISING: Chenin Blanc 16 years; Pinotage 17 years; Chardonnay 17 years
TRELLISING: 5 Wire, Vertical Shoot Positioning, double lengthened(perold system).
HARVEST DATE: Chenin Blanc 11.02.2015; Pinotage 05.02.2015; Chardonnay 03.02.2015
FERMENTATION: 16 – 22 degrees Celcius

Additional information

Weight 300 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm
Vintage

2015, 2016

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