Little Rock Rouge 2014

Little Rock Rouge 2014

Deep purple in colour, this wine abounds in vibrant red fruit aromas reminiscent of crushed cranberries and raspberries. The palate is long and elegant with hints of vanilla with fine, polished tannins.


variety : Merlot [ 41% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Mourvèdre, 9% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Dustin Osborne
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.2 g/l  va : 0.44 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

Our Little Rock Rouge 2014 is a blended wine of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with dollops of Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot all lending a helping hand to the final blend. This wine strikes a perfect balance between easy-drinking and complexity showing a balanced fruit profile and a smooth, soft palate. We created this wine to be enjoyed for all occasions!

in the vineyard : 

The 2014 vintage was characterised by cool mornings and dry conditions during the day. The South easter wind in December helped with lowering the yield slightly. A relatively cold winter helped with better yields this vintage and the early ripening cultivars such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc were outstanding! The red varietals showed full ripeness at lower sugar levels with good concentration achieved with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Vine age: 12-21 years
Vines per Ha: 4,000
Altitude: 200-450m

about the harvest: 

Harvested: 3rd-15th March 2014
Harvest Method: Hand

in the cellar : 

Each of the cultivars in the blend was vinified separately with blending occurring after partial barrel ageing. Fermentation at 26 degrees Celsius with gradual tannin extraction resulted in a soft tannin profile.

Malolactic: 100%
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Bottled: 4th December 2015
Production: 10,000 bottles

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