|Category||Bottled Wine for Sale|
|Title||Unlabeleld Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cinsault Blend 2010|
|Varietal||Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cinsault|
|State or Province||Western Cape|
|Description||Wine Cloof Pinotage Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2010
Cultivar 45% Pinotage, 21% Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon 18%, Cinsaut 16%
Age of vineyard Pinotage 1998 & 2000, Shiraz 1999, Cabernet Sauvignon 1992, Cinsaut 1971
Trellising Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut bush vines, Shiraz trellised,
Irrigation Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, dry land, Shiraz drip irrigation
Soil Decompose granite & Oak leaf
Position East facing slopes
Harvest date Pinotage January 21, Shiraz February 09, Cabernet Sauvignon February 23 – 24, Cinsaut March 04
Yield Pinotage 4.5 Ton/Ha, Shiraz 6 Ton/Ha, Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Ton/Ha, Cinsaut 5 Ton/Ha
Sugar at harvest Pinotage 25ºB, Shiraz 25ºB, Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5ºB, Cinsaut 21ºB
Fermentation The Pinotage had 3 days of cold soak at 10ºC before inoculation and then fermented for a further 4 days on skins, at 30ºC. before pressing. The Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were directly inoculated with yeast and fermented for 7 days at 30ºC and macerated for a further 10 days before being pressed. Cinsaut directly inoculated with yeast and cold fermentation at 26ºC for 8 days.
Maturation After malolactic fermentation in tanks, the Shiraz and Cinsaut matured for a further 15 months in tank before blending. 15% of the Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon part aged in French oak for 15 months before being transferred and blended. After fining and a light filtration the wine was bottled.
Bottling date 20140131?
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