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Journey's End The Pastors Blend 2015

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A classic blend, showing Old World restraint rather than New World opulence.Blackcurrants and tobacco perfume and flavours, smooth and juicy, with admirable elegance and length.

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R528 per Case of 6


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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Blend:67 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 % Merlot and 10 % Cabernet Franc
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Leon Esterhuizen

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Tannins are well integrated, giving appealing drinkability. Could age a few years.

Grapes were handpicked early in the morning.  The Cabernet Franc block was picked quite ripe to ensure good fruit flavours. Some grapes were stored overnight in the cold room before processed the next morning. Grapes were hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed.  Whole berries were cold soaked for 48 hours before inoculated.  Fermentation took about 15 days at 18 – 28 ˚ C with a carefully planned pump over/punch down schedule to ensure soft tannins.  One week extended maceration was done on the Cabernet Sauvignon tanks.  Malolactic was done on staves in stainless steel tanks.  Only after malolactic fermentation the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were racked into older barrels to oak mature for 16 months.  The Cabernet Franc was kept on staves for 8 months. After blending wine were fined and cross flowed before bottling.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.95 g/l
pH: 3.39
Residual Sugar: 3.36 g/l

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