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Haskell IV 2019

R385.00

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Description

Variety: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 14% Cabernet Franc

Harvest Data

despite good rainfall, the region was still affected by the preceding drought and realized a much smaller crop for the second year in a row. The perfect start to the season with excellent weather changed around end of February to cold wet weather. This resulted in wines that is of lower alcohol but still packed with concertation due to the low yielding vines.

Vintage detail: n/a
Balling: 23-24
Production volume: 1727 bottles
Hand Harvested: 100%


Winemaking

Whole berries: 0%
De-stemmed: 100%
Fermentation vessel: Open Fermenter
Fermentation: Fermented with inoculated yeast with 4 pump-overs and punch downs in the first part of fermentation and only two during the last half of fermentation. Total maceration with skins was 21 days.
Barrel Type: 225l French Oak Barrels
New Barrel %: 80%
Maturation: 16 Months
Fining: zero fining done
Filtration: Coarse filtration into the bottling
Bottled: February 2021


Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5 vol%
RS: 2.73 g/l
pH: 3.5
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l


Tasting Note

This wine’s nose bursts with notes of dark cherry, cigar box, pencil shavings and a hint of black currant. The palate displays a firm yet elegant and refined tanning structure. It shows loads of black cherries and dark chocolate on it. The tannin structure is refined but noticeable resulting in a long dry savoury finish. This wine is made to enjoy now but keeps well for 10+ years.

Release Date: June 2021


Awards

    • 2010 – 5* John Platter
    • 2011 – 4.5* John Platter
    • 2012 – 4.5* John Platter/WineMag 90pts
    • Six Nations Trophy GOLD
    • 2013 – 4.5* John Platter
    • 2015 – 4.5* John Platter

2014 – 4.5* John Platter/Tim Atkin 94pts/ GOLD MICHELANGELO AWARDS


Food Match

Lamb, chicken such as coq au vin, dark chocolate, red meat dishes


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 18 × 30 cm