Diemersdal Private Collection 2008

Diemersdal Private Collection 2008

Deep dark chocolate enticing cedar aromas appear first on the nose followed by wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of flavours ranging from black cherry and red fruits carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes. It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop for years to come.

Hearty beef dishes such as goulash or stroganoff.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 38% Cabernet Sauvignon; 32% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Franc; 10% Malbec; 10% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2007: 4½ Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
2006: 5 Stars & Bordeaux Blend Category Winner - Wine Magazine 2009

in the vineyard : Terrior
Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising:4 wire Perold
Age of vines:14 - 25 years
Irrigation:Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness, the components harvested and vinified separately.
Yield: 7 - 9t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology: Fermentation in open-fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 24° - 28° C. Punch-through every 4 hours, fermented dry on the skins. 100% Malolactic Fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225litre French oak barrels.

Maturation: 24 months maturation in 100% new 225L French oak barrels.

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