2009 Momberg, Middelvlei Estate
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This is the fifth vintage of a premium blend that was made to give extra dimension to the quality range of Middelvlei Wines. Bearing the family name, this wine reflects the optimum of quality and excellence this well-known Stellenbosch Estate has to offer.
The grapes were selected from vineyards that were carefully tended to ensure a low yield and concentrated fruit.
The grapes were harvested during February and March 2010 at 24-26º balling. The grapes were handpicked and placed in small baskets to prevent bruising.
The rainfall during the winter before the vintage, as well as the growing season (September - December) was higher than average. The annual rainfall was 820mm for the 2009/2010 season compared to the long-term annual average of 700mm.
In the cellar, the juice of all four varieties were fermented on the skins for four to six days in open cement tanks. The yeast type used for inoculation was WE372. The wines also underwent secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured in 100% new oak barrels for 15 months - 50% French Never and 50% American Oak.
Middelvlei Estate, South Africa
The appearance is dark ruby red with deep shades of crimson. On the nose, you’ll find delicate red and black fruit aromas backed by wooded spices. The palate shows a well-structured wine with concentrated ripe fruit flavours. This wine offers middle palate complexity and a delightful lingering aftertaste.
Rating and Awards
This wine is rated 4-Star by world famous Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
Nature: Dry red wine
Grapes: 42% Shiraz, 26% Pinotage, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot
750ml per bottle
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