TERRAVINUM RESERVE RED 2015
An expressive Swartland Syrah. Soft elegant wine with a juicy palate.
IN THE VINEYARD & VINIFICATION
Farmed dry-land, thus not irrigated. The grapes were handpicked early morning andcooled overnight.
Hand-sorted, only the best grapes were used. Grapes were either whole bunch pressed or partially destemmed.
Carbonic maceration was also used onpart of the wines. 11-month aging in 500l French oak barrels, 5000l foudres and concrete tanks. Wine was blended and bottled after 11 months.
This is a complex Swartland terroir-driven wine.
COLOUR: Vibrant ruby red.
NOSE: Fresh berries with mulberry and currants being prominent, hints of cherry nougat and well integrated spice.
PALATE: Soft elegant mouthfeel with well integrated tannins, delicious cherry and berry notes on the palate.
GRAPES: 73% Syrah, 16% Carignan, 10% Grenache and 1% Viognier
ANALYSIS: Alcohol: 14.01% Residual Sugar: 1.7g/l PH: 3.61 Total Acidity: 5.5g/l