Sutherland Grenache Reserve 2016 (6/case) ) (R329/bottle)

Sutherland Grenache Reserve 2016 (6/case) ) (R329/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.

VITICULTURAL PRACTICES

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
 
WINEMAKING PRACTICES

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.
 
WINE DETAILS

Residual sugar 1.56 g/l

pH 3.33

Total acidity 6.54 g/l

Alcohol 14.5%

Maturation Enjoy now through to 2025
 
WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS

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.