New Release: Reserve Mistral Rhone Blend 2015

Only 4000 bottles produced of the Reserve Rhone Blend 2015.

Bright and inviting lashing crimson red,  perfumed notes of spices and violets, makes for a perfect introduction with subtle whiffs of oak and white pepper contributing to the bouquet.  On the palate juicy and decadent, mouthfuls of ripe red berry flavours that concludes with an unexpected twist towards the end, adding to the complexity of this wine. The firm tannins will ensure beautiful aging.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were harvested from the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountains hand-picked,  crushed and allowed to a natural fermentation process. Regular punch downs were done and fermentation temperatures hovered around at ±28º C. This ensures an intense  colour with softer tannins. After pressing the wine matured in French Oak barrels for 24 months.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

Shiraz 57%   Grenache 26%   Mourvedre 17%

VINEYARD

The grapes were harvested from a single property on the outskirts of the Bottelary wine growing region in Stellenbosch.  The vineyards are south and south-west facing and enjoys protection against the afternoon summer heat by its proximity to the Bottelary Hills.    Altitude:  200-300m Annual Rainfall:  350mm - 400mm

ANALYSIS  

Alcohol:

RS:

TA:

pH:

14.5%

3.61g/l

5.74g/l

3.61

 

PRODUCTION 4 000 bottles

SERVING SUGGESTION

The Mistral 2015 is a very versatile wine.  Pair with barbequed meats, roasted duck, spring lamb or try with a soft and creamy Camembert.

 


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