Wine

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Bergwater Wines Rendezvous Red 2012

(Shiraz 34% / Merlot 34% / Cabernet Sauvignon 32%)

 

Origin

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Prince Albert Valley

 

Technical notes

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The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness for each cultivar, de-stalked and pumped to fermentation tanks where it was cold soaked at 12°C for 2 days. Yeast was then added to start the fermentation. The Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented separately, until dry. During this period Pump overs were done for 30 minutes every 3 hours to enhance colour and flavour extraction from the berries. After fermentation the grapes were pressed and the wines allowed to mature with French and American Oak. This blend was made by tasting and careful selecting from a range of tanks till the final blend was chosen and bottled.

 

Analysis

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Alcohol

Sugar 

TA  

pH

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14.74%

2.1 g/l

5.9 g/l

3.52

 

Description

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This wine has a rich Ruby red colour, elegantly balanced full ripe berry flavours with hints of oak and a lingering after taste.  Enjoy this wine on its own or with Braaivleis, Pastas, Pizza’s and spicy dishes.  Serve slightly chilled during summer months.