Sutherland Grenache Reserve 2016

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R300.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

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$18.52 per bottle

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An assembly of roses and ripe raspberries welcomes you in the glass with subtle cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Fine ripe tannins leads to an elegant acidity that creates a reserved, linear wine.

Maturation

Potential to develop beautifully over the next 8 years.

Food Pairing

A true soulmate to Melanzana Parmigiana.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Grenache clone - Gr136
Root stock Mgt 101-14
Soil type Glenrosa
Age of vines Planted 2006
Plant density 2150 vines per ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.
Yield 10 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip Vintage
Vintage Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking date 9 March 2016
Grape sugar 25.6 °B
Acidity 6.01 g/l
pH at harvest 3.30
Yeasts Natural occurring yeast
Fermentation temp 24 °C
Method Large percentage whole berry ferment to get primary fruit. Aerated pump over in the morning and non-aerated pumped over in the afternoon because we want to get dry fine tannin extraction. To obtain the correct oak and tannin ratio the free run is taken into older barrels for 17 months.
Residual sugar 1.56 g/l
pH 3.33
Total acidity 6.54 g/l
Alcohol 14.5%
Maturation Enjoy now through to 2025

An assembly of roses and ripe raspberries welcomes you in the glass with subtle cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Fine ripe tannins leads to an elegant acidity that creates a reserved, linear wine.

All vintages:

2016