Whole Lotta Love

Whole Lotta Love

R455.00

Out of stock

CULTIVARS: Pinotage 59%, Petit Verdot 21%, Shiraz 20%
ALCOHOL ON LABEL: 14.7%
pH: 3.64
RISIDUAL SUGAR: 3.0g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.7g/l
TOTAL EXTRACT: 34.5 g/l
YIELDS: Pinotage 23.5hl/ha, Petit Verdot 12.6hl/ha,Shiraz 30.1hl/ha
BOTTLING DATE: 13.02.2017
PRODUCTION: 1012 bottles

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

Each grape variety was harvested and vinified separately in small open 100% new barrels. The Pinotage, clone PI 48 A is planted in a vineyard on a Limestone Ridge exposed to extreme wind and cold and produces very small buches with very small berries. Selected grapes were cold-macerated for 6 days and fermented with indigenous yeast in open 100% new American oak barriques. The Petit Verdot, clone PR 400 D is also planted in a vineyard on a Limestone Ridge. The grapes were cold macerated for 4 days and fermented with indigenous yeast in open 100% new French oak barriques. Shiraz ripened on the vine by breaking bunches and leaving them hanging for 10 days was fermented whole bunch in open 100% new French and Hungarian oak barriques. All three varieties were fermented with light punch downs every 2 hours, day and night for 6-10 days to optimize extraction of colour, aroma and tannins. After fermentation the wine was pressed off skins, barrel heads fitted back and the wine put back into the same barrels for malolactic fermentation. All cultivars were matured for 21 months before blending.

VINEYARD: Walker Bay Limestone ridges close to the Atlantic Ocean
SOIL TYPE: Calcareous soil – Alkaline with high levels of minerals.
ROOTSTOCK: Richter 99, Ramsey and Ruggeri 40
AGE OF VINESTRELLISING: Pinotage 18 years, Petit Verdot 17 years, Shiraz 17 years,
TRELLISING: 3 and 5 Wire, Vertical Shoot Positioning, double lengthened (Perold system)
HARVEST DATE: Pinotage 19.02.2015, Petit Verdot 18.03.2015, Shiraz 11.03.2015
FERMENTATION: In open barriques, 100% new oak, with punch down every 2 hours, day & night

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm
Vintage

2015

You may also like…