Vriesenhof Kallista 2003

Vriesenhof Kallista 2003

KALLISTA - "To Kalon Kai Agathon", derived from Plato's statement that in life one should look for "the good & the beautiful/noble", is the Greek name chosen for the flagship blend in the Vriesenhof range of wines from Vriesenhof Vineyards, in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch.

Young and lively with compact fruit. The wine shows powerful acidity with dried fruit flavours with little regard from the oak, although it was matured for 30 months in 2nd fill barrels.

The Kallista is a meal on its own or just have it with a simple creamy cheese like brie.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 35% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Jan "Boland" Coetzee
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.01 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Situation: On the slopes at Vriesenhof farm, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch
Altitude: 200m
Distance from sea: 8km
Soil Type: Decomposed Granite
Rootstock: 101-14
Age Of Vines: 8 years
Trellising: 5 wire hedge
Pruning: Short
Irrigation: Supplement overhead

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