Nederburg Ingenuity Red Blend 2014

Nederburg Ingenuity Red Blend 2014

A supple and elegant mouthfeel supported by fresh tannins andsubtle oaking. This elegant and muscular wine displays ripe fruit andspice flavours which linger long on the aftertaste.

Excellent served with saucy dishes made from a reduction of fresh tomatoes, with finely sliced rare beef, Italian cured meats or charcuterie.

variety : Sangiovese [ 49% Sangiovese, 40% Barbera, 11% Nebbiolo ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Samuel Viljoen
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.80 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Ingenuity is a collection of ultra-premium, limited-edition, daringly original, innovative connoisseur blends for the adventurous.

in the vineyard : The Sangiovese grapes were grown in dryland vineyards in Groenekloof, Darling, the source of some of the country’s leading quality grapes, while the Barbera came from the cool-climate area of Durbanville, and the Nebbiolo from the high slopes of Simondium.

about the harvest: All the grapes were hand-harvested and hand-sorted at the cellar. The Sangiovese grapes were picked at 23º Balling, the Barbera at 24º Balling and the Nebbiolo at 23º Balling.

in the cellar : Each of the three varietals was separately vinified. In each instance, 24 hours of cold maceration was followed by two weeks of fermentation on the skins in both open fermenters and wooden vats. Post-fermentation maceration continued for a further three days. The wine was racked off the skins into 500-litre French Radoux oak barrels and malolactic fermentation followed.  Medium-sized barrels were used to impart a gentle wood influence. The wine was racked twice, first after three months and then again, after 12
months, when the blend was composed. The blend itself spent an additional eight months in wood. After gentle fifining, the wine was bottled and received no filtration.

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