Webersburg Bastiaan Blend 2018
Webersburg Bastiaan Blend
Vinen hed før Red Blend.
En lækker moden og fyldig rødvin i en såkaldt Bordeaux Blend lavet af druer fra nogle af de bedste marker i hele Stellenbosch.
22 måneder på egefade, heraf 70% nye fade. Efter denne lagring ligger rødvinen yderligere 2-3 år på vingården før frigivelse til markedet.
Kun 12.000 flasker i alt i denne årgang.
Releativt højtliggende marker og kølige havbriser resulterer i en lækker rødvin.
Der er anvendt 3 druesorter: Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Merlot (39%) 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.
BASTIAAN BLEND | 2018
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.
Our Bastiaan Blend is a Bordeaux style blend, influenced by the terroir of Stellenbosch, Helderberg region. All the grapes that are used in our blend originates from warm tropical Stellenbosch weather. We use a harmony of Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Merlot (39%) and Petit Verdot (15%) grapes that makes up our Webersburg blend. You will notice we only use three out of the total of five varietals of a normal Bordeaux to produce our unique style of blend. The blend expresses a true reflection of the quality of our Stellenbosch vineyards. The predominant soil types in this region comprises of decomposed shale but also contain decomposed granite in certain areas that adds earthiness and minerality to our wines. The annual rainfall in Stellenbosch is around 673mm per annum. ebersburg blend is the perfect wine to enjoy with foods such as oxtail, beef stews, cooked lamb shank and will compliment many other dishes.
Cellarmaster | Nelis Strydom
Origin of wine | Stellenbosch
Soil Type | Decomposed Shale & Granite
Harvest stats | Grapes harvested between 24.5 ºB to 25ºB by hand
Production | Very Limited 12 000 Bottles
ALC 14 % | RS 3.5g/l | TA 5.4g/l | PH 3.49
Vinification | Handpicked into 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 blended to produce this elegantly smooth Bordeaux style blend.
Maturation | A selection of French Oak Barrels were chosen for their complexity, aromatics and fruit
compatibility. This wine spent 24 months in 300 litre French Oak barrels of which 70% was new the rest were divided into 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak Barrels
Bottle Maturation | 1-2 years before release
Vintage Summary | The 2018 vintage produced small
grape berries due to the drought that resulted in intense colour with soft, well integrated tannins and exceptional quality. The wine is a ripe fruit driven vintage and can be enjoyed now or aged for later enjoyment.
Tasting Note | Ruby garnet in colour. The wine shows nuances of tea-leaf and mint on a spicy nose. Palate is medium and smooth with a leathery note followed through onto a juicy red berry finish. The wine is well developed, but still youthful and very elegant. The finish is juicy and smooth with lingering flavours red berry bliss.