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Dyrket efter basale og manuelle principper - bla. NUL kunstvanding, NUL kemikalier, NUL kunstgødning, NUL maskinel høstning mv.
Farven er tæt, dyb og mørk. Duften er koncentreret og simpelthen perfekt - stofrig, med en masse facetter, lakrids og kanel. Bløde tanniner og fint integreret fad.
ca. 4300 kasser á 6 fl. i 2016 årgangen.
Blæksort farve, vinen bærer en forrygende intens duft af mørk frugt.
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På lager: 2016-11-01
Niels Verburg and his wife Penny are unabashed luddites who apply a technology-resistant philosophy to their methods, ‘farming conscientiously with minimum mechanization’ and aiming to make a wine that’s ‘as natural as possible, with little or no intervention’. ‘It’s about knowing that when you buy a bottle of Luddite, what’s inside is genuine and made with integrity,’ says Niels. __________________________________________________________________________
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourv6dre were
fermented in small batches in open bins with regular hand punch downs. The larger Shiraz batch was fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular pump overs. The batches were pressed directly into barrel and allowed to mature with some fermentation lees. We also did malolactic fermentation in barrel which gives a fuller mouth feel and structure. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked and returned to barrel for a further 18 months.
During the blending process, great care was taken to follow the house style of Saboteur, which is increasingly building up a huge following, i.e. bold fruit, good spice and soft tannins. This year the blend contains more new wood and probably the highest percentage of Shiraz thus far, comprising of 77o/o
Shiraz, 19% Mourv6dre and 4oh Cabenet Sauvignon.
Grapes were sourced from two vineyard sites:
Appearance: Dark, garnet and full coloured to the edge.
Nose: Dark broody fruit, fynbos, garrigue scrubland, all spice and ahint of toasty wood.
Palate: Dark juicy fruit on entry. Broad, spicy cherries on mid palate. Finish is dry and firm with
Analysis of the wine
Alcohol: 14.7% pH: 3.56 TA: 5.6 g/1 RS: 2.4 g/l
14 000 bottles of this vintage were produced (10 700 cork & 3 300 crown cap)