Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend 2008

Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend 2008

Dark plum red colour with bright edges. On the nose this wine is warm, welcoming and intriguing with tar, violet and salty tang aromas. On the palate it is Soft, even delicate. Slightly sweet with fruity notes, but not overripe. Entry gives way to luxurious roundedness, beautiful broad tannins, understated with complexity and promise.

variety : Pinotage [ 40% Pinotage, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot ]
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Beyers Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 6.2 g/l  so2 : 131 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  


Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal

ageing : Extensive length. Made for maturation.

in the vineyard :  Good rains and cold weather occurred during the winter with early spring following. Early summer saw some moderate temperatures with periods of light showers. January was hot with some rainfalls whilst February was cooler with moderate rainfalls. March and April hosted very hot conditions with little rain.
Soil: Hutton, Clovelly & Kroonstad
Trellising: Pinotage Bush Vines - Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot on 5 wire hedge
Age of Vines: 20 - 25 years old

about the harvest: Grapes picked at optimum ripeness.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon