Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend 2012

Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend 2012

Colour: Dark Ruby red colour with bright edges.Bouquet: Upfront Dark fruit combines well Spicy/cedar oak aromas at the end.Tasting notes: Intense blackberry, cassis and plum flavours upon entry with delicate spice and cedar aromas from the new French oak. A big structured, well rounded and elegantly balanced Cape blend. Hints of mocha and dark chocolate compliment a great finish.

An ideal match for lamb shank, oxtail or any game dish.

variety : Pinotage [ 34% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon & 33% Merlot ]
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Beyers Truter / Anri Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 6.9 g/l  so2 : 140 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Gold Medal

ageing : This wine will age well for 10 – 15 years.

in the vineyard : Soil: Hutton, Clovelly & Kroonstad
Trellising: Pinotage Bush Vines - Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot on 5 wire hedge
Age of Vines: Between 20 - 25 years old

about the harvest: Good rainfalls and cool weather during winter ensured good nutrient storage by the vines. The early summer saw mild temperatures with some cool evenings emulating into an even budding period. Above average temperatures during summer and the latter ripening periods made for an early but intensive harvest. The 2011 harvest saw average yields of healthy grapes with good primary fruit aromas and concentration of the young wines. Should be a good vintage for the Cape Red Varietals.

in the cellar : Grapes were picked at optimum ripeness. Made in open fermenters, on the skinsfor 5-6 days at an average temp. of 27°C. Punching of the cap was done every2 hours to extract good colour and flavours from the grapes. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine aged in 100% new French oakfor 22 months. The Faith blend is a barrel selection of the best wines from the2011 vintage in the Beyerskloof cellar.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon