Floreal 2009

Floreal
Floreal

Varietal(s):

40% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% Merlot
20% 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


On the nose are aromas of canned fruit, cherries, christmas cake and a hint of watermelon. The palate is well structured and complex with a nice backing of acidity and oak characteristics with elegant finish. The wine is ready to drink now but will benefit from cellaring over the next few years.

Food Pairing

Our Floreal is made for special occasions. Easily enjoyed alone, this is the perfect wine for a meat-driven French meal. We recommend beef or game such as venison.

Awards

Gold Michelangelo Intenational Wine Award 2013

Analysis

Alcohol: 14,50 % v/v

Residual Sugar: 2.5g/l

Total Acidity: 6 g/l

pH: 3,84

Extract: 31.8g/l

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