2009 Delaire Graff Botmaskop
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2009 vintage promises to be an exceptional year for red wine, due to the perfect conditions throughout the season. Warmer weather and no rain just before harvest helped with the complete ripening of reds.
The grapes were handpicked in the fresh hours of the early morning from a combination of Delaire mountain vineyards and other high altitude vineyards in the Stellenbosch region.
Extensive sorting of the grapes formed part of the quality management process. The grapes were de-stemmed only, not crushed, to ensure gentle extraction of fruit flavours. This method was followed during fermentation and supported by punch downs. After basket pressing the wine, it went into French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine matured in these barrels for a further 12 months.
Delaire Graff Estate, South f Africa
Powerful, yet elegant and polished. Beautiful Bordeaux-style blend with classical aromas of dark berry fruit, spice and cassis. The softness of tannins and the balance in structure complete this wine on the palate.
Rating and Awards
The wine is rated 4-1/2 Stars by the world famous Platter’s South African Wine Guide, and also received a Gold Medal at 2012 Classic Wine Trophy, and a Gold Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2013.
Type: Dry red wine
Grapes: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Shiraz, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot
750ml per bottle
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