Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage 2008

Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage 2008

Colour: Deep ruby red.
Bouquet: Complex aromas of alluring ripe dark fruit and glazed cherries with a hint of smokiness and honey.
Taste: A full, rich wine with a combination of red and black berry as well as spice flavours, and a lingering finish of roasted hazelnuts and almonds.

Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with cheeses and desserts.

variety : Tinta Barocca [ 20% Tinta Barocca, 20% Souzao, 20% Pontac, Touriga Naçional, Tinta Röriz, Malvasia Rey, Tinta Francesca ]
winemaker : Danie Malan
wine of origin : Riebeek Valley, Swartland
analysis : alc : 20.88 % vol  rs : 105.50 g/l  pH : 2.96  ta : 7.73 g/l  
type : Fortified  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  


2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze
Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Gold
2012 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver

in the vineyard : Background
Allesverloren, situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Kasteelberg near Riebeek West, is the oldest estate in the Swartland Wine of Origin district and is renowned for the excellence of its reds and Fine Old Vintage estate wines.

The farm, which dates back to 1704, began producing wine exactly one century later. In 1872 Allesverloren was acquired by Daniel Francois Malan and has remained in the Malan family for five generations.

Winemaker Danie Malan and his late father, Fanie, were among the wine pioneers of the Swartland, ably demonstrating the outstanding wine growing potential of what was once considered the breadbasket of the Cape. While wheat remains the major crop in the region, increasing numbers of wine farms are established each year to take advantage of the beneficial terroir.

This Fine Old Vintage is made from a blend of equal parts of Tinta Barocca (20%), Souzao (20%) and Pontac (20%), while the balance was made up of equal parts of Touriga Naçional, Tinta Röriz, Malvasia Rey and Tinta Francesca.

The seven varietals from which this wine is made came from trellised vineyards, grown in Malmesbury shale and situated some 270 m to 340 m above sea level.  Planted from 1954 onwards, the vines received no irrigation.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested fully ripened at 26° Balling in mid-March.

in the cellar : The grapes were blended before ageing in wood for just under two years (20 months) in old oak.

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