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Keystone 2016 – Case of 6

R960.00 R768.00

Tasting Notes:

Medium dark in colour with youthful rim. Initially a shy nose but opens up to reveal cassis, warm spice notes and juniper berry. Touches of vanilla from the ageing in barrel and a sweet berry compote. The palate is full bodied with grippy, but ripe tannins tannins and a definitive line of acidity. Nuances of tobacco leaves, crushed chocolate mint leaves and dark, brooding fruit vie for attention. The wine finishes dry with a strong emphasis on blue berries to add a perceptive sweetness and round off the after taste. Enjoy this wine now, or savour it for the next 10 years.

Suggested Food Pairing:

Serve at 19°C. Dry aged Prime rib and soy glazed root vegetables, braised Brisket and herb dumplings or Stilton and crackers.

Name Range Discount
20% off all wine 1 - 999 20 %
Category: Product ID: 998

Description

Winemaking Practice:

After being picked at phenolic ripeness, the grapes were lightly crushed and a bleeding (saignée) of some 20% was taken from the pulp. This increased the skin / pulp ratio to enable better extracts and ultimately more structure and concentration. Natural/Wild yeasts were used for fermentation and regular punch downs were done to ensure good colour and tannin extract. The skins were pressed after 20 days in traditional basket press. The various components were racked into 300 L French Oak barrels to undergo Malolactic Fermentation. The wine spent another 24 months in barrels, racked out of the oak, blended and given a light egg white fining prior to bottling. The wine spent another 24 months in bottle prior to release.

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