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Rickety Bridge The Foundation Stone Red 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Wynand Grobler
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14 %vol
pH
3.57
RS
3.4 g/l
TA
5.7 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Accolades


2014 South Africa Top Shiraz Awards - Top 4 South African Shiraz Blends for 2014
Veritas Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze 
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Silver Medal

Tasting Notes

This intriguing blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Tannat and Viognier is silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of white pepper, blackcurrant, white chocolate and cherry tobacco on the nose. Layered complexity on the nose and palate surprise with every interaction.

Ageing Potential

Drink now or in the next 6 years.

Blend Information

38% Shiraz, 23% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 9% Tannat, 8% Grenache, 2% Viognier

Food Suggestions

Enjoy with ostrich or beef carpaccio, duck, venison and rump steak with pepper sauce.

In The Vineyard

Vineyards planted in decomposed granite soils with westerly facing slopes were identified in the Franschhoek, Swartland and Breede River areas to make this Mediterranean style blend. Well manicured and settled vines yielding between 4-6 tonnes/ha.

About The Harvest

Grapes where harvested by hand between 24° – 25.5° Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.


In The Cellar

Fermentation took place in open top fermenters at 28˚C with up to 4 punch downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 bar pressure after a short period of 4 days on the skins. Malo-lactic fermentation took place in older 225L and 500L French oak barrels. All six varietals were matured separately in barrel for a total maturation time of 18 months and then blended for bottling.


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