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Quest Heroes Journey 1 Bordeaux Blend

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Willie Stofberg
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.83 %vol
pH
3.44
RS
3.0 g/l
TA
6.0 g/l
SO2
82 mg/l
FSO2
34 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Tasting Notes

A classic elegance Bordeaux style of wine has a deep intense dark ruby colour. The nose shows a vibrant profusion of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and vanilla characters with a good balance of ripe fruits and soft tannins on the palate. The mouth feel is a complexity of rich floral flavors with a broad mid-palate and a long finish.

Ageing Potential

10 - 12 years

Blend Information

76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot

Food Suggestions

Roast lamb with rosemary is a perfect match for this elegant wine, as is oxtail and roast chicken with butternut.

About The Harvest

From these low-yield terroir-specific sites only the best grapes were hand-picked at optimum physiological ripeness to ensure fine, pure fruit reaching the winery.

In The Cellar

The Merlot and Petit Verdot segments were exposed to aerated pump-overs in an open-top fermenter. For the Cabernet Sauvignon, the traditional punch-down method was employed with the cap punched four times a day ensuring a more aggressive extraction. These two options were kept separate for the duration of the ageing process Malolactic fermentation and fermentation took place in new French oak barrels.

Barrel-tastings were done every six months where we focused on the wine’s interaction with the new wood, and the wine was racked three times over the 24-month maturation period. The final blend was 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot.

Release date: October 2014


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