Floreal 2006

Floreal
Floreal

Varietal(s):

46% Cabernet Sauvignon
42% Merlot
12% Shiraz

Winemaking

The grape varietals were handpicked separately at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Subsequent processing, fermentation and maturation was also carried out individually for each varietal. Upon crushing , a temperature of 10 °C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days for optimum color and flavor extraction. Upon fermentation, color and character is allowed to develop for a further period of 3 weeks before the wine is transferred to 100% new French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of new French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavors and extract tannin from the oak. Being our flagship red, much care and attention is taken in selecting the finest barrels containing maximum flavor and character.

Winemaker’s comments


A complex fruit-filled nose with stunning aromas of dark cherries and red berries with a hint of vanilla. This wine demonstrates elegant fruit combinations on the palate with flavours of blackberries, plum and liquorice to give a long lasting finish. The wine is ready to drink now. Slightly green tannins will allow further maturity of up to 10 to 15 years.
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Food Pairing

Our Floreal is made for special occasions. Easily enjoyed alone, this is the perfect wine for big flavours. We recommend beef or game such as a seasoned beef steak or succulent roast pheasant.

Analysis

Alcohol: 15,64 % v/v

Residual Sugar: 3,2 g/l


Total Acidity: 5,2 g/l

pH: 3.78

Extract: 34,1 g/l

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