2016 Culinaria Grand Vin

Grand Vin is a Bordeaux-style blend with complex layers. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, perfectly integrated with oak spices and a hint of cinnamon and tabacco. The ripe tannins ensure a firm, elegant structure. A sincere wine that will complement well-prepared red meat dishes.

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Variety

The blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Merlot (38%), Petit Verdot (10%) and Cabernet Franc (8%).

Acidity 6.07 g/l
Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.53
Sugar 3.08 g/l
Origin

Culinaria Grand Vin is a Wine of Origin Western Cape. Grapes for the production of this classic Bordeaux-style blend originate mainly from the Stellenbosch and Darling areas.

Composition

The blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Merlot (38%), Petit Verdot (10%) and Cabernet Franc (8%).

Vineyards

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grow on unirrigated bush-vines in the Darling area. Well-drained soil types and cool, south-facing slopes, unexposed to direct afternoon sunlight, create ideal growing conditions for this variety. The Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes grow on bush-vines in the Stellenbosch area. Growing against slopes facing False Bay, the grapes are exposed to the cool sea breeze that contributes to a longer ripening period, enhancing flavour development.

Wine-making

Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted. The varieties were harvested separately at optimal ripeness and at an average of 25 degrees Balling. Each variety was fermented separately at between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius. During wine-making there was minimal intervention, with regular punch-downs and pump-overs, for extraction of colour and flavour. Just before the end of fermentation the grapes were pressed and fermentation was completed in 225-litre French oak barrels. 50% of fermentation took place in first-fill French oak barrels, and the remaining in second-and third-fill barrels. The components were kept separately for 12 months. Thereafter, blending took place and the wine was returned to the barrels for a further 10 months to ensure optimal integration of the different components.

Character

Grand Vin is a Bordeaux-style blend with complex layers. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, perfectly integrated with oak spices and a hint of cinnamon and tabacco. The ripe tannins ensure a firm, elegant structure. A sincere wine that will complement well-prepared red meat dishes.

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