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Rascallion Pandiculation Red Blend 2020

Rascallion Pandiculation Red Blend 2020

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Tasting note: A powerful aromatic wine showing flavours of pepper, plums and liquorice. The palate weight is medium bodied and start fresh following through into a soft balance of sweet- sour prunes and black cherries.

Cultivars Shiraz (88%), Grenache Noir (12%)
Style Elegant, Southern Rhone style, prominent black fruit
Area of origin Stellenbosch
ABV 14.31% pH: 3.53 RS: 3.1g/lt

Fruit for this blend was carefully selected from two younger blocks of vineyards on North facing slopes and elevation of 170-210m, chosen for their soft ripened fruit and tannins. The Shiraz grapes ripened in deep Hutton and Clovelly soils which is granite derived and have a high gravel content ensuring balanced growth and fruit that ripened at lower sugar levels. The Grenache was planted in 2008 on northwest facing slopes, producing smaller bunches with intense flavours. Efficient canopy management practices such as suckering, and tipping ensured sufficient sunlight penetrated them canopy. Both parcels of grapes ripened with a natural high acidity and lower pH level.

The grapes were handpicked in late February, very early in the morning, which allowed for the grapes to be delivered cold to the cellar where they were hand sorted, some de-stemmed and lightly crushed and others whole bunch fermented. The two cultivars were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open fermenters for the Shiraz and a closed fermenter for the Grenache. After a short maceration period of 7 days after primary fermentation for the Shiraz, and 3 days for the Grenache, both wines were matured for 18 months in old 300L French oak barrels. Malo-lactic fermentation took place in Stainless Steel tanks. The wines were blended prior to bottling.

Awards:

90 Points - Tim Atkin Report 2021

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