SOUTH AFRICA


Wildekrans Cabernet Franc Merlot
2007 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Density of 3 333 vines/ha.
Soil Type: Estcourt, Klapmuts Cartref.
Vine Age: 16 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: April.
Yield: 3 t/ha

Vinification:

After early morning harvest cool grapes are brought into the cellar to go through cold maceration for 3 to 4 days to extract soft tannins and ripe fruit flavors before allowing fermentation to begin. Throughout vinification handling was kept to a minimum to ensure that true fruity flavors are retained and that the wine is a true representation of its terroir.
This is a blend of 78% Cabernet Franc and 22% Merlot.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light ruby with blue on the rim.
Nose: Spiced notes of mocha.
Palate: A rich palate of dark berries that finishes with classic firm tannins. Soft and pleasing on the finish.
Other: This is an easy wine to pair with food; fillet Mignon, beef Goulash, Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.06
RS (g/l): 5.3
TA (g/l): 5.2
pH: 3.6
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