Hoopenburg Integer Bordeaux Blend 2017
Some of the best Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot find their origins in the Stellenbosch region. Being cooler, the region gives the wine body and fruit intensity. This multi-layered wine has good sucrosite, hints of violets, attractive blackcurrant and cassis flavours on the nose. Subtle nuances of cloves and vanilla culminate in a soft mouth-filling tannin finish.
The origin of these grapes stems from the 15 year old bush vine vineyards on the estate. Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Cab Franc 24%, Petit Verdot 12%, and Merlot 6%. After harvesting at 23° balling, destemming followed with no crushing of the grapes to preserve the fruit. Fermentation for 3 weeks on the skin preceded pressing and resting for 12 months in new French oak barrels. A further 18 months in second-fill barrels took place, where malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
|Technical Analysis||Alcohol : 13.0
pH : 3.63
RS : 1.0
TA : 7.0
|BlendPercent||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
This palatable full-bodied wine pairs well with a variety of red meat dishes, e.g. steak, roast, venison, casseroles and stews.
- Range: The Hoopenburg Integer range