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Coracle Red Blend 2019

€ 45,00
Coracle Red Blend 2019
Region
Western Cape
Vintage
2019
Winery
Harry Hartman
Name
Coracle Red Blend 2019
Grape variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc
Content
75 cl
Alcohol percentage
14%
Taste
Rich and complex
Drink with
Steak, game, matured cheese

The vineyards are spread throughout Stellenbosch. The Cabernet Franc vineyard situated on an east-facing slope decomposed granite slope at an altitude of 250m in the Bottelary ward of Stellenbosch. The Merlot vineyard is situated in the Simonsberg ward and also situated on an east-facing slope decomposed granite slope at 300m. The Petit Verdot vineyard is at 275m above sea-level in the Bottelary ward but on much deeper and heavier soils. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is planted on various sites within the Bottelary, Helderberg and Polkadraai wards on decomposed granite and ferricrete soils.

Hand-harvested throughout March 2019 at 24-25 °B. Some batches were inoculated with others fermenting spontaneously in Stainless Steel. Pump-overs take place 2-3 times per day with the temperature peaking at 28 °C. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation and maturation (11 months) take place in barrique. The majority of the coopers are Taransaud, Sylvain, Sequin Moreau and Saury. The wine is only racked once; two weeks before bottling.

Deep ruby. Nose: Med+ intensity. Primary: cassis, black plum, rosemary, cedar, blueberry, violet, mulberry, liquorice, capsicum, ground coriander, red currents. Secondary: tobacco, vanilla, mocha, pine forest, cloves, cinnamon stick. Palate: dry, full-body, med acidity, med alc, medium+ intensity, cool, herbal notes on the palate, red fruit persists, savoury notes persist, lots of tension.

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Coracle Red Blend 2019
Name
Coracle Red Blend 2019
Winery
Harry Hartman
Region
Western Cape
price
€ 45,00
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