TONY'SCape Vintage Reserve
Cape Vintage Reserve
This wine has a brilliant deep garnet colour. The nose has an undertone of dark heady aromas of ripe prunes, dark plums and Christmas pudding emanating from the glass. This is balanced with notes of toasted oak, freshly baked bread, roasted almonds and a hint of flint.
On the palate spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg underly the richness of the fruit. The intensity of dark fruits on the entry of the palate are balanced by a focused mid-palate leading to a grippy textured finish and a lingering freshness.
Enjoyed on its own after a meal but will pair beautifully with cheeses and some rich dark chocolate desserts.
The grapes were harvested at full ripeness on the 5th March 2019.
The grapes were delivered to the winery and placed in cold storage overnight, dropping the temperature of the grapes down to around 4 degrees Celsius. The grapes were destemmed and crushed to small 700L bins for fermentation. A two day cold soak with regular working of the
grapes for extraction took place before the fermentation started naturally. Regular punch-downs were done during the fermentation. Fortification was done on the skins and left overnight before pressing to an old 500L French oak barrel. The wine was matured in this barrel for 20 months before being bottled without finning or filtration.
The wine was bottled in December 2020.
- pH: 3.66
- TA: 5.5 g/l
- RS: 80.0 g/l
- Alc: 19.0 % by vol.
|ALTITUDE:||62 metres above sea level|
|SOIL TYPE:||Oakleaf (Granitic Origin)|
|TRAINING:||4-wire Perold VSP|
|PLANT DENSITY:||1.2 x 2.5 m spacing (3000 vines/ha)|
|CROPPING:||8 t/ha or 50hl/ha|
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