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Unfined and unfiltered, it’s a wild herb-scented, peppery red with lots of plush raspberry and mulberry fruit and smooth tannins.

Tim Atkin MW

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The Mediterranean varietals typical to the regions of Southern France has inspired this blend made from vineyards in the Tulbagh Valley.

Intense in colour, with aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. The palate is complex, with fruit beautifully backed up by finely-integrated oak. The full body and juicy tannins give way to a lengthy, elegant finish. A blend of 52% Syrah, 32% Mourvèdre and 12% Grenache.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.58

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Niel Russouw

VARIETY

Red Blend

HARVEST DATE

February 2016

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 111 Free: 31

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Tulbagh

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested early morning before being de-stemmed and berry sorted. The Grenache was cold macerated for at least 48 hours before fermentation was allowed to start naturally, while the Syrah and Mouvèdre were inoculated with yeast after which a combination of punch downs and pump-overs were applied until fermentation was complete. The Syrah and Mouvèdre were given an extra two weeks on the skins. The wines were then pressed to barrel, separating the high quality free run from the harsher pressings. and aged separately in a blend of 225L, 300L and 500L barrels for 10 months. The best barrels were then selected to be used as the blending components; after blending the final wine was returned to barrel for another 12 months to allow for perfect integration. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts

 

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In only its second vintage, Louis has shot the lights out in 2015.

Tim Atkin MW

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The Mediterranean varietals typical to the regions of Southern France has inspired this blend made from vineyards in the Tulbagh Valley.

Intense in colour, with aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. The palate is complex, with fruit beautifully backed up by finely-integrated oak. The full body and juicy tannins give way to a lengthy, elegant finish. A blend of 59% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 12% Grenache and 4% Mourvèdre,

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.0 g/L

pH

3.62

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Niel Russouw

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

22 months

SULPHUR

Total: 89 Free: 23

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Tulbagh

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested early morning before being de-stemmed and berry sorted. The Grenache was cold macerated for at least 48 hours before fermentation was allowed to start naturally, while the Syrah, Mouvèdre and Carignan were inoculated with yeast after which a combination of punch downs and pump-overs were applied until fermentation was complete. The Syrah and Mouvèdre were given an extra two weeks on the skins. The wines were then pressed to barrel, separating the high quality free run from the harsher pressings. and aged separately in a blend of 225L, 300L and 500L barrels for 10 months. The best barrels were then selected to be used as the blending components; after blending the final wine was returned to barrel for another 12 months to allow for perfect integration. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 95 pts

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The Mediterranean varietals typical to the regions of Southern France has inspired this blend made from vineyards in the Tulbagh Valley.

Intense in colour, with aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. The palate is complex, with fruit beautifully backed up by finely-integrated oak. The full body and juicy tannins give way to a lengthy, elegant finish. A blend of 52% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre, 15% Carignan and 9% Grenache.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.64

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Niel Russouw

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

22 months

SULPHUR

Total: 41 Free: 10

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Tulbagh

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested in the early morning before being de-stemmed and berry sorted. The Grenache is cold macerated for at least 48 hours before fermentation is allowed to start naturally. The Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan are inoculated with yeast after which a combination of punch downs and pump-overs are applied until fermentation is complete. The Syrah and Mourvèdre are allowed an extra 2 weeks on the skins. The wines are then pressed to barrel, separating the high quality free run from the harsher pressings. The wines are aged separately in a blend of 225L, 300L and 500L barrels for 10 months after which the best barrels are selected to be used as the blending components. After the wines are blended they are returned to barrel for another 12 months to allow for perfect integration. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

 

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