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KWV The Mentors Canvas 2015

Technical Analysis
The Winemaking Team
Main Variety
Coastal Region
14.47 %vol
3.00 g/l
5.98 g/l


Platinum - SAWi Awards 2017

Tasting Notes

This multi-dimensional wine shows layered fruit flavours of mulberry, blueberry and strawberries. On the palate, flavours of cassis and cherry tobacco combine with sweet, chewy tannins to deliver a seamless and full-bodied wine.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy the wine now or cellar for up to eight years from vintage.

Blend Information

47% Shiraz, 23% Grenache noir, 14% Mourvèdre, 9% Petit Sirah, 7% Cinsaut

Food Suggestions

This wine can be savoured on its own, or enjoyed with grilled red meat and venison.

In The Vineyard

The winter preceding the 2012 vintage was characterized by far lower than average rainfall. This trend continued into the summer, resulting in vineyards showing signs of lower soil moisture by way of the reduced berry size and bunch weight. A cooler ripening season with even temperatures led to steady and measured ripening of the grapes. Overall, the smaller berry size and lower yields promise great concentration, good quality and intense colour in the 2012 vintage wines.

About The Harvest

Yield: 9t/ha

In The Cellar

Only the best bunches and berries were selected to craft this wine. After fermentation, the most promising wines of each varietal were chosen to mature in barrel. Older oak was used for maturation to allow maximum varietal and fruit expression. After 12 months the best wines were selected to remain in barrel for an additional six months. This wine is truly about selecting the best-of-the-best.

The wine was matured for 18 months in oak barrels. A combination of 300L and 500L barrels were used. A 50% portion of the barrels were first-fill.

Total production: 3 970L
Bottling date: December 2013

Other Vintages

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Marco, viticulturit at KWV and Wim, head winemaker, emphasize the unique access KWV has to fruit with 54 growers in the Western Cape and partnerships of 20 - 30 years with their growers. The unique fruit parcels translate into the final product of wine and speaks of a place and a special dedication of winemaking.

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