Le Pommier Red 2016

Le Pommier Red 2016

On the nose this blend shows deep black fruit characters of black cherries and blackberry. There are also hints of forest floor and menthol. The wine is rich and mouth filling on the palate with firm yet silky tannins.

variety : Merlot [ 73% Merlot; 22% Cabernet Sauvignon; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : Le Pommier Winemaker
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.93 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


Fermentation Temp: 28-30ºC
Yeast: Bordeaux Red
Fermentation took place in stainless tanks. Duration of fermentation was 8 days.
It was pumped over twice a day for optimum colour and tannin extraction. When
fermented dry it was pressed into French oak barrels.
Malolactic fermentation: Barrel
Wood aging: 16 months in French oak,
1/3 in second fill, 1/3 in third fill and 1/3 in fourth fill
Bottled: January 2018

ageing : 3-5 years

in the vineyard : Blending: 73% Merlot; 22% Cabernet Sauvignon; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 260m Distance from sea: Approximately 25km
Soil Type: Alluvial Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 10-11 years Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon Irrigation: Drip

about the harvest: Picking date: March - April 2016
Yield: 7 tons/ha average

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