Gentle Giant 2014

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Price: 1 bottle R120        

 Case of 6 bottles R720

Price includes VAT. Prices valid at 1 September 2018. 

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Vineyard

SOURCE:

The grapes for this year’s blend were sourced from Haut Espoir and neighboring Franschhoek farms.

WEATHER:

Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely dry. This however endorsed great quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

HARVESTING:

The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early morning on various dates from March to April and transported back to the cellar under cold conditions to retain freshness. 

Cellar

VINIFICATION:

3 Cultivars were used in this blend. The components were fermented separately in open top fermenters, some batches undergoing wild fermentation. Post fermentation maceration lasted 1 month before pressing and transferring to older oak barrels. The components were aged for 30 months in barrel before blending and bottling. 

Tasting & Analysis

TASTING NOTES:

Warm spices dominate the nose with wild cherries and sweet tobacco flavours. The pallet is vibrant with dark fruit and typical white pepper. A smooth and rich textured pallet that lingers. 

CULTIVARS

48% Merlot; 31% Petit Verdot; 21% Cab Sauv

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT:

This Blend may be enjoyed with a wide variety of occasions and cuisines.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS:

alc. 14,31%  pH 3.66 - Total acid 6.1 g/l  

Residual Sugar 2,8 g/l

PRODUCTION: 25 152bottles    

WINEMAKER:  Marozanne Bieldt