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Rottweil Fellows


Type Red Blend with Pinotage
Ecological Status: Vegan – Certified Organic (in transition)
Appellation: Estate Wine of Origin Walker Bay
Soil: High Alkaline Maritime Limestone
Rootstock Year of Planting: Richter 99 2004
Cultivars Clones: Pinotage PI48A / Cabernet Sauvignon CS18A+46+CxH / Merlot ME343A
Harvest: Multiple Passages by Hand
Pre-Cooling: 1 Night at 5°C in Cold Room
Sorting: Multiple Passages by Hand

Destemming/Crushing: Before Pressing
Pressing: Bucher Pneumatic Press Whole Berry
Wild Yeast Fermenting: 1,000 ltr Vats with Manual Punch-downs 7 Days every 3 to 4 Hours (Day + Night)
Maturating: Barriques 1st (25%) and 2nd (75%) Fill French/American
Yeast Addition Filtrating: None None
Harvest Date: 01.02.2017 to 23.03.2017
Pressing Date: 20.02.2017 to 07.04.2017
Blending Date: 22.11.2018
Bottling date: 14.12.2018
Maceration Period thereof Cold: 4 Days 4 Days
Alcoholic Fermentation Period: 13 Days
Share Anaerobic Malolactic: 0% 100%
Blend Composition: CS50%/PI30%/ME20%
Average Yield Balling: 34.5hl/ha 23.7°Bx
Alcohol Residual Sugar: 14.6% 2.7 g/ltr
Acidity Addition Total Acidity pH: None 5.3 g/ltr pH 3.6
Tannin Addition Total Extract: None 32.8 g/ltr
Total Sulphur thereof free: 0.070 g/ltr 0.027 g/ltr
Production: 1,572 btl à 0.750 ltr

Chemical Analysis before Bottling
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Tasting Notes

Upfront Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with complex aromas of dark berries, plums and hints of fynbos. Well structured on the palate with good depth and length. Can mature well beyond 15 years.

– Tariro Masayiti

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