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Stellenrust Timeless 2016

Stellenrust Timeless 2016
Stellenrust Timeless 2016
This wine offers a menthol fresh nose with the palate enriched with dark berries, cassis, some mint chocolate and also a lingering finish with well balanced tannins concentrating on the mid-palate.
Technical Analysis
alc14.3
rs2.5
pH3.47
ta6.2
Description
BlendPercentCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Cellar

After harvesting, the grapes were crushed and allowed to cold macerate for anything between 2 – 4 days. The juice is inoculated with French yeast strains and fermented on the skins for at least 14 – 20 days with periods of hotter fermentation (29°C) and periods of colder fermentation (20°C). This does not only create a larger extraction of fruit and tannin, but also an array of flavours through different fermentation temperatures. The Cab Sauv and Franc and Merlot partially finish malolactic fermentation in barrels and are matured separately on the fermentation lees for 18 months after which it is blended and allowed another 6 months blended barrel maturation time.

FoodSuggest

Cant complement anything better than a fillet of beef or rack of lamb - this is a wine not for the faint hearted and not for faint food.

Harvest

Grapes are picked between 24 - 25° Balling.

VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard

The grapes used for this wine are harvested from a combination of trellised Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines from the Helderberg, Bottelary and Devon Valley areas.

WinemakerTertius Boshof
Style
styleDry
typeRed
Type
Kosher0
Organic0
Vegetarian0
Wooded1
Pack
ClosureCork
Pack Size750ml
Pack TypeBottle
  • Range: Stellenrust Super Premium Range
R190.00
R190.00 per bottle
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