Creation Cab Merlot Petit Verdot 2017
Dense, blue-black in colour with seductive hues of violet. The sumptuous berry bouquet tempts with generous blackberry and blackcurrant aromas against a background of smoky oak. The palate is in perfect harmony with the nose: taut and richly flavoured, with well-integrated tannins promising excellent maturation potential. A Bordeaux-style blend in the finest tradition. Currently the only Bordeaux-style blend grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde. Wonderful with game and red meat. Decant before serving.
Apellation Walker Bay Varieties 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot Harvest date April 2017 Analysis Alc: 14.7 vol%, T.A.:6g/l, pH: 3.61, R.S.:4.1 g/l Vinification Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Light filtration before bottling. Barrel ageing 16 months – 31% new wood, 33% 2nd, 36% 3rd fill Bottling date August 2018 Optimum drinkability 2018 – 2028