69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot,
6% Merlot & 3% Malbec
The dry 2015 weather led to one of the healthiest seasons in
years with very little loss. Warm weather resulted in earlier bud break
and a warm, dry and windy summer regulated growth and accelerated
ripening. Wines were above average in quality with exceptional analysis
From Delaire Graff mountain vineyards, the grapes were handpicked
in the fresh hours of the early morning.
Extensive sorting of the grapes formed part of the quality management
process. The grapes were de-stemmed only, not crushed, to ensure
gentle extraction of fruit flavours. Whole berry fermentation and
gentle punch downs ensured extra care in handling of grapes. After
basket pressing, the wine matured in 50% new French oak barrels for
16 months, where malolactic fermentation took place.
Residual Sugar: 3.3 g/1 Total Acidity: 5.9 g/1
pH: 3.52 Alcohol: 14.7%