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Beacons Red Blend 2019 (case of 6 bottles)

R954.00

Just keep going and at the end of the road you will find Beacons, a spectacular lookout spot.

Cabernet Sauvignon ▪ Merlot ▪ Malbec

This exciting new blend explores the marriage of Bordeaux varieties from vines situated in the Hemel en Aarde Ridge and Elgin. This wine shows the balanced and structured contribution of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with the fruity flesh from the Merlot and spice and colour from the robust Malbec.

Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Merlot 37%
Malbec 13%
Origin Walker Bay

Platter’s Notes

Cab-led 2019, with merlot & malbec, has emphatic leafiness, inky iodine, hefty tannins. Dark & brooding, with cedar, cocoa & graphite highlights. Some Upper Hemel-en-Aarde fruit; year in 15% new barriques.

Sold per case (6 bottles)

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Enjoyment

This exciting new blend explores the marriage of Bordeaux varieties from vines situated in the Hemel -en- Aarde Ridge and Elgin. This wine shows the balanced and structured contribution of Cabernet Sauvignon with the fruity flesh from the Merlot and spice and colour from the robust Malbec.

The fine grained tannins and an elegant mineral core will see this wine drinking well on release and developing for at least 5 -7 years. Enjoy this wine with red meat, venison and cheese platters.

The Vineyard

Origin Walker Bay
Soil Type All varieties planted to Arenaceous shale of the Bokkeveld series
Aspect North and North West
Trellising System Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)
Age of Vines Average of 11 years
Vines per hectare 5500
Average Yield 4 – 5 tons/ha (26 – 33 hl/ha)
Production 3260 cases of 6 x 750ml bottles

Climate

The varieties are grown in the Hemel – en Aarde Ridge and Valley, in close
proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is “temperate” in style, where the
southerly maritime winds blow through the appellations during the summer. These
winds in turn bring regular sea mists and overcast conditions to the vineyards and
with it more even temperatures. The average summer temperature is 19° C and
rainfall, approximately, 750mm per year.

Technical details

All grapes varieties were harvested separately by hand enjoying cool early morning
temperatures. After overnight cold storage they were de-stemmed and crushed
into red ferment tanks. Cold maceration occurred for 3 days. The wine was then
fermented under controlled temperatures until dry. The skins were then lightly
pressed and the wine racked into a selection of French Oak Barriques (25% new
barrels) for 16 months ageing and maturation. Final blending occurred 1 months
prior to bottling and the wine was allowed to develop further in bottle prior to
release.

Analysis

 

Alcohol by Volume 14.83%
Total Acidity 5.6 g/L
pH 3.54
Volatile Acid 0.68 g/L
Residual Sugar 2.2 g/L