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Grangehurst 2008

Grangehurst 2008
Grangehurst 2008
Dark ruby/mulberry colour; red berries with some mint, cedar and mocha aromas & flavours. A medium bodied barrel matured red wine with smooth, ripe tannins. Recommended drinking 6 to 15 years from vintage. Enjoy this wine with fine cuisine such as yellow fin tuna ravioli, balsamic pan seared chicken livers, grilled kabeljou or slow-roasted lamb shanks.

Grape Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon (73%) Petit Verdot (16%) Merlot (11%)

All the vineyards are in the coastal part of Stellenbosch and the quality of the grapes is positively influenced by the cool southerly summer sea breezes that blow across False Bay. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard and one of the Merlot vineyards are trellised. The other Merlot and the Petit Verdot are bush vines.

Harvest Dates
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from “Sunset Vineyard” were harvested 20th February to 14th March. The Merlot - from two different vineyards - was harvested on 20 February and 14 March. The Petit Verdot was harvested on the 4th of March.

Grapes harvested by hand into lug baskets (18 kg per basket); sorting of grapes prior to destemming and hand sorting again between the destemmer and crusher; then crushed (50% whole berries) and pumped to open fermenters; manual punchdowns (pigeage) 4 to 6 times per day for duration of fermentation; between 7 and 16 days on skins, then drawn off and pressed using wooden basket presses; free-run and press wines blended and racked to stainless steel tanks and 225 litre barrels; malolactic fermentation in tank and barrels.
Technical Analysis
  • Range: Grangehurst
R450.00 per bottle
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