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Vondeling Petit Rouge

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Bright ruby red colour in colour. A vibrant fruit filled aroma of sleek cherries, subtle raspberry and soft, black pepper.The nose carries through beautifully to the palate and is nicely supported by refined tannins with a smooth finish. A dynamic wine, which can be enjoyed at many levels, but is exceptionally well pared with a braai. Alternatively Sunday roast is a must.

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Region Paarl
Winemaker Matthew Copeland
Pack Size 750ml
Blend 85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bright ruby red colour in colour. A vibrant fruit filled aroma of sleek cherries, subtle raspberry and soft, black pepper.The nose carries through beautifully to the palate and is nicely supported by refined tannins with a smooth finish. A dynamic wine, which can be enjoyed at many levels, but is exceptionally well pared with a braai. Alternatively Sunday roast is a must.

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards used for this blend are planted in a combination of well - weathered granite soils and beautiful “koffie klip” (shale) slopes. The Merlot vineyards are planted exclusively on granite-derived, South-West facing slopes. Optimum ripeness was at 24°B, with vibrant flavours of ripe, red fruits. Hand picking, under the watchful eye of the winemaker, ensures that only the finest fruit is delivered to the cellar.

Whole berry fermentation is practiced on the Cabernet Sauvignon and this method of fermentation promotes a lighter, fruitier palate. The Merlot is destemmed and crushed in the traditional mann r, but fermented cool, to ensure a broad spectrum of fruit and spiciness without heavy tannin extraction.
After fermentation the wine is transferred to old 300Lt French oak barrels and the skins are basket pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in barrel after which the wines are racked. The wine spends a total of 13 months in barrel, after which it is blended and bottled.

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