Beyerskloof Wine Estate | Koelenhof | Stellenbosch
Cape Blend | 2015
A full bodied Cape Blend with an intense dark claret colour. A wine with loads of sweet berry and pepper avours in balance with new French oak. This wine is big in structure, although with supple, strong tannins ensuring a long after taste with a refreshing acidity. A wine that will age well in the bottle for 12 – 15 years. An ideal match with game dishes, red meat, pork and spicy foods.
Wine Name: Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend Varietal(s): 34% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon & 33% Merlot.
Soil: Hutton, Clovelly and Kroonstad Trellising: Pinotage bush vines - Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot on 5 wire hedge. Colour: Dark Ruby red colour with bright edges.
Bouquet: Upfront Dark fruit combines well Spicy/cedar oak aromas at the end.
Tasting notes: Intense blackberry, cassis and cherry avours upon entry with delicate spice and cedar aromas from the new French oak. A big structured, extremely complex and elegantly balanced Cape blend. Hints of mocha and dark chocolate compliment a great nish. This wine will age well for 10 – 15 years. An ideal match for 28 days matured beef sirloin or rib eye, oxtail or a rich osso buco.
Vintage Notes: Good rainfalls and ideal cold weather conditions during winter ensured good nutrient storage and led to sufcient underground water levels for the growing season. 2015 was one of the earliest vintage in decades. Warm weather in August resulted in early bud break, after which a warm dry summer kept the vineyard growth under control and accelerated ripening by 10 – 14 days. The dry season resulted in one of the healthiest vintage in years with no losses due to diseases and rot at Beyerskloof. This is one of the best Vintage for Stellenbosch and Beyerskloof in decades, so look out for 2015 wines in 2 years’ time!
Winemaking: Grapes were picked at optimum ripeness. Made in open fermenters, on the skins for 5-7 days at an average temp. of 27°C. Punching of the cap was done every 2 hours to extract good colour and avours from the grapes. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months. The Faith blend is a barrel selection of the best wines from the 2015 vintage in the Beyerskloof cellar.
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l
Alcohol: 15.01 % pH: 3.46
Total SO2: 90 mg/l
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l
Age of Vines: 20 years
Beyerkloof Wine Estate
Koelenhof 7605, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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