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DMZ Grenache Noir 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Carl van der Merwe
Main Variety
Grenache
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.25 %vol
pH
3.3
RS
2.2 g/l
TA
5.5 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Spice and mulled red fruit are present on a bright and elegant nose. The wine shows purity of fruit and a lovely depth of aroma. The palate is soft and appealing, yet with enough structure to provide a firm yet silky finish.

Blend Information

100% Grenache Noir

In The Vineyard

These vineyards are situated on the farm DeMorgenzon in the Stellenboschkloof. Soils are mostly weathered granite which gives the resultant wines a natural exuberance and youthful vigour. The trellised vineyards are managed to ensure natural high acidity and full flavour concentration. Grenache vineyards are planted on warmer sites with poorer soils with high clay percentages

About The Harvest

2015 was one of the earliest vintages on record and careful attention had to be paid in the vineyards to ensure ripe fruit was harvested. This was achieved through effective crop thinning and selective harvest. Soil moisture levels had to be managed to extend the ripening as late as possible. Disease pressure was low and fruit health and fruit concentration was excellent. The earlier vintage resulted in more prominent tannins, hence the extraction in the winery was adjusted accordingly.

In The Cellar

Fruit was carefully hand sorted and naturally fermented, whole berry with a percentage of whole bunches added to the fermenters. Post fermentation maceration was allowed for two weeks, followed by gentle pressing. Maturation was for a total of 18 months in French oak, in a selection of old 300 litre and 500 litre casks. The wine was bottled with no fining and a minimal filtration.

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