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Val du Charron Theatre of Wine Black Countess 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Bertus Fourie
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Wellington
Alcohol
13.8 %vol
pH
3.6
RS
2.8 g/l
TA
5.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby red rim indicates youth. An elegant complex wine with cassis, blueberry, blackberry, cherry, dried herb, cinnamon and hints of leather and cigar aromas; sweet cranberry, cherry and chocolate flavours creates a richness which makes this a Delicious wine in a lighter style where the red fruit aromas dominate and the oak creates the basis for the fruit to express itself.

Blend Information

44% Shiraz, 28% Mouvedre, 22 % Grenache, 6% Tinta Berocca

Food Suggestions

The wine will do justice to a medium rare char grilled rump.

In The Vineyard

All the vines for this Shiraz based blend were planted in the late 2000’s. The smaller amounts of Pinotage, Mourvèdre and Grenache make this wine a huge favourite.

In The Cellar

Each individual cultivar was treated separately to emphasize their unique characteristics. All varietals underwent alcoholic fermentation in conical five ton stainless steel tanks inoculated with specific yeast strains to enhance the terroir and the grapes’ natural fruitiness. Pumped and punched down by hand six times per day for more extraction and concentration, the wines then went through malolactic fermentation in flex tanks with oak staves or in 2nd fill 500 L barrels - all top quality French and American oak. Maturation took place over a period of 12 months in oak. Thereafter the Countess was carefully blended and bottled.

Production: 22 000 bottles

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