LAMMERSHOEK INNOCENT RED BLEND 2015
53% Syrah, 21% Pinotage, 13% Zinfandel, 7% Mourvèdre, 4% Carignan, 1% Grenache, 1% Chenin Blanc
VINEYARD & VINIFICATION
Farmed dryland, thus no irrigation. All the vines are old bush vines between 15 -50 years. The wines was handled separate in the cellar and the final blend made up from different barrels in the cellar. A very rough sorting was done to remove any over/ under ripe grapes or leaves from entering into the fermentation tank. The grapes were fermented in various fermenters ranging from open concrete fermenters, wooden foudre and barrels for a period of 2-3 weeks with some post fermentation extended maceration on the skins before pressing. In some cases up to 60 % whole bunches were used depending on the variety. The grapes not used for whole bunch fermentation were de-stemmed and slightly crushed before going to tank. The wines was aged in a combination of concrete tanks and wooden foudre before careful blending and bottling after the 11 months. No new oak was used.
Alcohol: 13.52%; Residual Sugar: 2.1g/l; PH: 3.57; Total Acidity: 5.6g/l
Colour: Bright ruby red
Nose: Dark fruit, spices with hints of cacao
Palate: At first you will find a soft and rounded mouth feel with a ripe and lingering tannin structure towards the end.