2006 Red, Delaire Graff Estate
It was a very healthy season with warm to very warm, dry periods during the ripening and harvest season. The gowing season was windy, but weather conditions favoured the production of top quality wine with concentrated flavours.
The grapes where 100% hand picked in the refreshing 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 then destemmed, not crushed and fermentation took place for 10 days at 24oC with gentle push downs for extraction. Afterwards, the wine was basket pressed and went into French Oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place and was further matured for another 18 months post fermentation.
Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa
This deep red wine with a purple hue shows rich aromas of cassis and cinnamon with a hint of liquorice. The intense flavours are mouth filling and remind of liquorice and blackberry with fine tannins and a long chocolate finish.
Delaire Red was rated 4-star by Platter's South African Wine 2009 and 2011.
Type: Dry red wine
Grapes: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, 9% Shiraz, 4% Cebernet Franc and 1% Malbec
750ml per bottle
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