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Vansha Red 2011

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Toit Wessels
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Paarl
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.72
RS
2.3 g/l
TA
6.0 g/l

Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium

Accolades

3* John Platter 2013
Best Value 2013

Tasting Notes

Upfront perfumed notes of mulberry and plum evolve to hints of mint and leather. The juicy mid-palate is well supported by a firm oak tannin structure and long mineral finish.

Blend Information

38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

  Cab Sauvignon
Merlot Cab Franc
Petit Verdot
 Sugar 24.6° B 24.9° B 25.0° B 24.2° B
 Acid 5.30 5.25 5.25 5.80
 pH 3.70 3.60 3.65 3.65

In The Cellar

  • All 4 varieties were destemmed only to avoid any damage to the grape seeds and then fermented separately in open top stainless steel fermenters.
  • Commercial yeast strains suited to each variety were used and ferment ran at 24 - 28 degrees Celsius. An 80% whole berry component at destemming and gentle pumpovers twice daily ensured subtle extraction. The wines were removed from the skins before complete dryness in order to retain softness and minimize seed tannin extraction.
  • All wines underwent MLF and 10 months of ageing in second and third fill barrels ensuring good wood/fruit integration and the further softening of tannins.
  • The wine was then blended and lightly filtered shortly before bottling.
Bottled: 8 December 2011
Release: January 2012
Production: 14 456 Bottles

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Vansha Red 2012 Toit Wessels Shiraz
Vansha Red 2011 Toit Wessels Cabernet Sauvignon

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