Franz Beckenbauer Libero No 5 2015


Farmed dry-land, thus not irrigated. All the vines are bush vines, aged between 30-45 years. The vines are planted on “Lammershoek decomposed granite soil”. The grapes were selected from our best performing vineyards. These highly-concentrated berries were handpicked early in the morning into small lug boxes and cooled overnight. The following day the grapes were processed separately. Various winemaking techniques were used to make this Rhone style blend. The techniques included some carbonic as well as whole-bunch maceration on the Syrah, partially destemmed batches of
Grenache and Carignan as well as some co-fermentation with white varietals added. After 11 months aging in old 500l french oak barrels and 2000l foudres the wine was carefully blended together to create this unique and expressive Red Blend enjoyed by Franz Beckenbauer.



COLOUR: Vibrant ruby
NOSE: Sweet red berry fl avours with a hint ofground white pepper
PALATE: Phenolic ripe and refi ned tannin structurewith a delicious cassis flavour and asmooth and lingering aftertaste
GRAPES: 77% Syrah, 12% Carignan, 7% Grenache,
3% Viognier and 1% Chenin Blanc
ANALYSIS: Alcohol: 13.83 Residual Sugar: 1.4g/l
PH: 3.86 Total Acidity: 5.8g/l