Vriesenhof Kallista 2010

Vriesenhof Kallista 2010

Red cherries and pencil lead aromas on the nose with beautiful flavours of leather and tobacco on the mid-palate. A long lingering finish with good minerality.

The Kallista is a meal on its own or just have it with a simple creamy cheese like brie.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec ]
winemaker : Jan "Boland" Coetzee
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.18 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

KALLISTA – “To Kalon Kai Agathon”, derived from Plato’s statement that in life one should look for “the good & the beautiful/noble”, is the Greek name chosen for the flagship blend in the Vriesenhof range of wines from Vriesenhof Vineyards, in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch.

in the vineyard : Situation: On the slopes at Vriesenhof farm, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch
Altitude: 200m
Distance from sea: 8km
Soil Type: Decomposed Granite
Rootstock: 101-14
Age Of Vines: 14 years 
Trellising: 5 wire hedge
Pruning: Short
Irrigation: Supplement overhead

Ideal weather conditions have resulted in a near perfect wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (24%) and Malbec (8%). These varietals portray the elegance and power that the vineyards can offer in a great vintage.

in the cellar : The different varietals are vinified separately because of the different locations of vineyards on Vriesenhof farm. Fermentation on the skins is normally 6-8 days with a small percentage of each variety (25-30%) having extended skin contact. Soon after harvest the tasting of the different components start with the intention to have the blend ready as soon as possible after the harvest to go into barrel. The 2010 Kallista was aged in 2nd fill barrels for 24 months with further maturation in 4 th and 5th fill barrels for an additional 24 months.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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Cabernet Franc
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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