Barbera 2015

Rich blackberry fruit with a hint of coffee, spices and truffles. The palate is medium bodied and supple with rounded tannins and lingering finish of French oak barrel maturation.

 

VARIETAL 100 % Barbera
   
ORIGIN Western Cape
   
SOIL TYPES Glenrosa & Sandstone
   
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
   
AGE OF VINES 15 years
   
VINEYARD AREA 10 ha
   
YIELD PER HECTARE 8 ton/ha
   
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
   
IRRIGATION Supplementary
   
CLONE BP1A
   
HARVEST DATES mid March
   
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST 22°B
   
VINIFICATION Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 24°C for 10 days.
Post fermentation and cold soaking
   
MATURATION 38% in new French oak and 62% in second and third fill French oak barrels for 12 months
   
AGING 1 – 8 years
   
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS  
Density 0.9917
Alcohol 14.42 %
pH 3.49
Residual Sugar 3.0
Total Acidity 6.1
FSO2 23
TSO2 73
   

 

SERVING SUGGESTION
Beef / Game roasts or casseroles.

 

AWARDS

Veritas 2017 – Gold

Michelangelo 2017 – Gold

Platters SA Wine Guide 2017 – Four Star

Michelangelo 2016 – Silver

Michelangelo 2015 – Grand D’or Double Gold

Platters SA Wine Guide 2016 – Four Star

Veritas 2015 – Silver

Platters SA Wine Guide 2015 – Four Star

Michelangelo 2014 – Grand D’or Double Gold

Veritas 2014 – Gold

Winemakers Choice 2013 – Diamond Award

Veritas 2013 – Silver

Platters SA Wine Guide 2014 – Four Star

Veritas 2012 – Silver

Michelangelo 2012 – Gold