Six Hats Red Blend Porkpie
2015 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Bush vines from the Piekenierskloof area.
Soil Type: Sand and loam.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: March at 26 balling.
Yield: Below 5 tons/ha.

Vinification:

GEOGRAPHY
Nestled in the Citrusdal Mountains, some 50 kilometers north of Swartland, is the magnificent Piekenierskloof plateau, which provides the perfect natural environment for vineyards to thrive. At 750 meters above sea level, the plateau’s climate is characterized by warm days and cool nights, which allow grapes to slowly ripen and develop complex fruity flavors. The vineyards are all bush vines and meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.
FAIRTRADE
Six principles form the core of the Six Hats philosophy,"Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability".
Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
SIX HATS IS A REGISTERED FAIRTRADE PRODUCER.
PRODUCTION
This is a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Shiraz, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Tannat.
The components fermented at controlled temperatures for 8 days at 24° Centigrade. The wine was then matured in 225 liter French and American barrels for 14 months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark cherry.
Nose: Showing beautiful sour cherries, ripe currants, aniseed with notes of white pepper, vanilla pod, forest floor and tea leaf.
Palate: Complex, medium bodied and layered blend with a smooth, well integrated tannin structure. Well-rounded with a long and elegant finish.
Other: It will go well with a wide variety of dishes, from charcuterie to cheese, roast chicken, pork belly, lamb meatballs, garlic sausages, grilled lamb and even turkey.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 2.5
TA (g/l): 5.5
pH: 3.54