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Dekker's Valley Revelation 2018

Dekker's Valley Revelation 2018

Smooth and fruity.

Roast meats, braaivleis and chicken pie

variety : Shiraz [ 50% Shiraz, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Mellasat Vineyards
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.07 % vol  rs : 2.73 g/l  pH : -  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


Vintage 2015: Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 Stars
Vintage 2017: Paarl Wine Challange 2019 - Top 12

ageing : Blended and then matured in steel tank on new and 2nd use French oak staves for 1 year

in the vineyard : Vine Age:  Cabernet Sauvignon 20 Years, Shiraz 18 Years
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Average Yield: 8.12 tonnes per hectare
Irrigation: The vines are trellised with drip irrigation

about the harvest: Harvest: 26th February - 14 March 2018

in the cellar : 

Yeast ( Lallemand for Shiraz and Lafford FX10 for Cabernet Sauvignon) was inoculated within 24 hours after crushing then fermented for 10 days on skins at an average temperature of 25 degrees celsius. Pressed at approximately 2 degrees balling. Malolactic fermentation induced in tank and completed within six months.

The wine was blended using Shiraz (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (50%). After blending the wine was matured in a tank on new and 2nd use French oak staves for 12 months. The staves were removed six months before bottling to ensure good integration.

After blending the wine was lightly fined and racked from tank to tank. No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling when a 5-micron filtration was used.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon