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Home Our Wine 2009 33 Latitude

2009 33 Latitude

Kyburg-Lat-33

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
The blending of three cultivars, predominantly with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Shiraz and 22% Merlot, results in a wine that is deep red in colour with black fruit and mocha flavours, firm elegant tannins with a good support of oak.
 
The Vineyard
Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman
 
The Harvest
Method: Hand-picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: mid to end March
 
The Winemaking
Winemaker: Jacques Fourie
Must treatment: Cold maceration for 4 days
Fermentation: SST Tank
 
Maturation
12 months in French oak 20% new, 80% second fill
Bottled: July 2010
Production: 6’500 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years
 
Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.0%   PH: 3.7
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l   Residual sugar: 3.3 g/l

 

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