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Spice Route Mourvèdre 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Charl du Plessis
Main Variety
Mourvedre
Appellation
Swartland
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.65
RS
2.8 g/l
TA
5.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium

Tasting Notes

75Black cherry infused with cardamom and nutmeg on the nose. Intense fruit shows well on the palate, with elegant iron-like tones adding to the savoury character of the wine. Medium bodied with elegant oak from the old French barrels.

Blend Information

100% Mourvèdre

In The Vineyard

Mourvèdre is proving to produce some of our most exciting wines in the Swartland. The grapes were harvested from unirrigated bushvines, planted in 2001 on deep Koffieklip and Oakleaf soils. The average yield was 4 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Grapes were hand harvested at 25.6 Balling, late March 2014, one of our latest ripening vintages to date.

In The Cellar

The grapes were destalked and lightly crushed into open concrete fermenters (kuipe). Manual punch downs were done regularly during fermentation. Fermentation lasted 7 days, after which the wine was pressed off the skins and transferred to seasoned French and American barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured for 14 months further in these barrels.

Other Vintages

Spice Route Mourvèdre 2014 Charl du Plessis Mourvedre
Spice Route Mourvèdre 2009 Charl du Plessis Mourvedre
Spice Route Mourvèdre 2008 _ Mourvedre
Spice Route Mourvèdre 2008 Charl du Plessis Mourvedre
Spice Route Mourvèdre 2007 Charl du Plessis Mourvedre