Peter Falke Signature Exclusive Blend 2009

Peter Falke Signature Exclusive Blend 2009

The bouquet reveals red berries with hints of pencil shavings and blue gum. Flavours of bramble berries, underlying minerality and rounded tannins linger on the palate.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 44% Cabernet Franc, 41% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.57 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


Silver Medal Winner at the 2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
John Platter's Wine Guide rating: 4 stars

in the vineyard : Weather conditions – Helderberg, Stellenbosch
Post 2008 harvest June to September was wet and cold. December was warm and dry, January being cooler. Although the budding was even, due to cold wet spring conditions, the shoot growth was slightly uneven. However, flowering was good. From mid- January to March was hot to very hot which resulted in exceptionally healthy grapes.

about the harvest: 31 Hl/Ha with a yield of 4.5 tonnes per hectare
Harvested by hand from early to mid-March 2009.

in the cellar : The Exclusive Blend is the flagship of Peter Falke Wines Boutique winery. The blend is comprised of Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon.

A sorting process in the vineyards ensured that only grapes of exceptional quality were selected, leaving all rotten and sun-burnt berries on the vines. Once de-stemmed, the berries underwent a second sorting which further removed excess stems, raisin berries and leaves. No crushing of the berries took place and fermentation started naturally after 3 - 4 days of cold soaking at 15° C. The grapes were left on the skins between 25 – 35 days and resulted in a velvety smooth tannin structure. Finally the wine was lightly pressed and matured for 18 months in new French oak barrels. The wine was bottled September 2012.

Maturation: French oak barrels – 18 months

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