Aeon NV

AEON 2012 ★★★★☆

Variety

Blend:  95% Shriaz, 5% Mourvedre

Origin:  Stellenbosch


Harvest Data

Vintage detail: What a lovely vintage this was. Favourable cool conditions prevailed from the pea stage to véraison and December was characterised by less wind than usual. The advantages of thesecircumstances were less water usage by the plant, easier canopy management and less input required to manage vineyards.

Balling: 25.8

Production volume: 45 hl/ha

Hand Harvested: 100%


 

Winemaking

Whole berries: 10%

De-stemmed: 90%

Fermentation vessel: Open fermenter

Fermentation: Inoculated with Anchor 372

Barrel Type: French oak from Burgundian coopers

New Barrel %: 30%

Maturation: 14 months

Fining: No Fining

Filtration: Coarse filtered prior to bottling

Bottled: January 2014


 

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.29 %vol

pH: 3.67

Total acidity: 5.8 g/l


The wine has a beautiful ruby red colour. The nose shows a lot of pepper with red cherries and perfume. The palate is quite refined and somewhat minerally with a lovely sweet sour balance and a savoury finish.


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