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Category Bottled Wine for Sale
Created April-10-2014
Title Unlabeleld Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cinsault Blend 2010
Varietal Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cinsault
Year 2010
Country South Africa
State or Province Western Cape
Region Darling
Quantity 80,000 Liters
Sugar 3.00 g/l
Volatil Acidity 0.92
Description Wine Cloof Pinotage Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2010
Origin Darling
Cultivar 45% Pinotage, 21% Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon 18%, Cinsaut 16%
Vineyard information:
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
Cellar information:
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?
Alc 14.0%
RS 3.3g/l
Ext 30.7g/l
PH 3.88
TA 5.2g/l
Alcohol 14
Total Acidity 5.2

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