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Blanc de Noir 2011
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (42%),
Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (23%) and Petit Verdot (5%)
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly, Tukulu (dark)
Harvest date: End February 2011
Vinification: Approx. 10% juice was drawn off from all red cultivars before fermentation. The juices were treated as most of the white cultivars. Inoculation was initiated with white wine yeasts, while
fermentation lasts approximately 21 days at 13 -16 Celsius.
Bottling date: June 2011
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Res. Sugar: 3.6 g/l
Total acidity: 6.6 g/l
pH: 3.31
Total SO2: 112 ppm
Comments: An attractive salmon pink colour. This blend of noble red varieties offers a combination of fresh strawberry & raspberry characters with aromatic peach like flavours.
Food Match: Seafood and any Mediterranean dishes, Salmon, light pasta dishes,
cold roast beef.