Webersburg Red Blend 2017
Bordeaux Blend fra nogle af de bedste marker i hele Stellenbosch.
22 måneder på egefade, heraf 70% nye fade. Efter denne lagring ligger rødvinen yderligere 1-2 år på vingården før frigivelse til markedet.
Kun 9000 flasker i alt i denne årgang.
Releativt højtliggende marker og kølige havbriser resulterer i en lækker rødvin.
Der er anvendt 3 druesorter: Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (20%) og Petit Verdot (15%).
De fremherskende jordtyper på disse marker består både af nedbrudt skifer og nedbrudt granit, der tilføjer jordnærhed og mineralitet til vinen.
Wine Maker er Matthew Van Heerden, der før har været på Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards (faktisk ligger de to vingårde under 1 km fra hinanden).
We are situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain and enjoy the benefits of cool sea breezes with exceptional decomposed granite soils. We focus on a limited production of premium wines reflecting our unique Helderberg terroir in the most natural light with low yielding vineyards, a classic style of fruit expression with elegant ageing potential. Due to our limited production careful attention to detail is paid to the vineyard, grape selection and our winemaking methods. This allows the wines to express specific grape flavour characteristics and provide a quality framework. We believe in minimal intervention during barrel maturation for 18 to 22 months and an unhurried ageing philosophy allowing our wines to mature in bottle for a further 2-4 years before release.
Vinproducent: Matthew Van Heerden
Appelation : Stellenbosch
Druesort: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot og Petit Verdot.
Vinification: Handpickedinto lug boxes followed by berry sorting preceded by destemming and gentle crushing directly into open top fermenters and underwent a series of gentle punch downs, 3-4 times per day.
Winemaking: All the Vinification are done separately, so that the varieties develop their own characteristics individually. Only prior to bottling are they all blendedto produce this elegantly smoothBordeaux style blend.
Maturation: A selection of French Oak Barrels were chosen for their complexity, aromatics and fruit compatibility. This wine spent 22months in 300 litre French Oak barrels of which 70% was new the rest were divided into 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak BarrelsBottle Maturation| 1-2 years before release
Vintage: Summary |The 2017vintageproduced small grape berriesdue to the droughtthat resulted in intense colour with soft, well integrated tannins and exceptional quality.The wineis a ripe fruit driven vintage and can be enjoyed now oraged for later enjoyment.
Tasting Note: The Blend 2017isasmoothelegant,well-structuredwine with integrated velvety tannins, balanced acidity and layers of ripe blackberrytopped with earthy forestfloorandred plumnotes.The wine showsundertones of cigar box, subtle oak and vanilla flavours.The finish is smooth and textured, filled with memories of juicy lingering ripe fruit.