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Haskell IV 2011

R350.00

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Description

Variety

Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Shiraz

Origin: Stellenbosch


Harvest Data

Vintage detail: The 2011 vintage was yet another challenging year after the small 2010.  Very dry winter and no rain from November onwards made irrigation management difficult.  Due to the warm conditions ripening was earlier than long-term average.  Grapes did reach phenolic ripeness, but acidities were slightly lower.  Nonetheless we are happy with the quality of the wine.

Balling: 24.5 to 26

Production volume: 45 hl/ha

Hand Harvested: 100%


Winemaking

Whole berries: 0%

De-stemmed: 100%

Fermentation vessel: Open 3000L containers and 5000L stainless steel open fermenters

Fermentation: 100% inoculated. Cabernet Sauvignon with Lalvin D21 and all the others with Anchor 3

Barrel Type: 225L French oak MT of Bordeaux

New Barrel %: 70%

Maturation: 16 -18 Months

Fining: Light fining with egg-white

Filtration: Coarse filtration prior to bottling

Bottled: January 2013


Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.22 vol%

pH: 3.7

Total acidity: 5.9 g/l


Blackish crimson red coloured. The nose changes from black cherries, plum and chocolate flavours to tobacco and Christmas pudding and finally ends in prune and liquorice. The palate is soft and full bodied with a lively freshness from the acidity.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg