CALLIGRAPHY 2019

A harmonious composition, melodies of luscious red fruit, rich dark chocolate and warm sticky toffee pudding.
This warm wine comes to life when paired with  Seared Beef Brisket in Bourguignon sauce and the crackling of a cozy fire in the distance.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

Great wine is made in the vineyard’, this being ever-true in the case of Bordeaux varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Meticulous leaf removal around the bunch zone allowed for improved sunlight penetration, thus ensuring optimal ripening and colour and flavour development. The Cape’s many winds served to further reduce our yields ensuring optimal fruit concentration.

After selective hand-harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and individual berries are sorted across a vibrating table ensuring only the best grapes make their way to fermentation tanks. Fermentation takes place in open-top fermenters with punch-downs every four hours ensuring optimal colour, tannin and flavour extraction.

The wine is then matured in 100% French oak (43% new oak) for fourteen months followed by light filtration prior to bottling.

ANALYSIS

Cultivar: 44% MERLOT : 32% CABERNET SAUVIGNON : 15% MALBEC : 6% PETIT VERDOT : 3% CAB FRANC

Vine: 14 yrs
Root Stock: R110
Yield: average of 9 tons/ha
Wood: 100 % French Oak, 43 % new oak
Alcohol: 14.43%
Sugar: 2.4 g/L
Acid: 5.7 g/L
pH: 3.57

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