Chameleon No Added Sulphur Red Blend 2018
Our beautiful Cape Dwarf Chameleon is perched on a Proteaceae Leucadendron is also known as “sunshine conebush” and blooms from May through to December. It is commonly found on the slopes of Table Mountain. This beautiful Protea species is the perfect habitat for insects, bugs, bees, and of course, Cape Dwarf Chameleons.
No Sulphites were added in making this juicy blend for immediate enjoyment.
BLEND: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon & 22% Cabernet Franc
Total Acid: 5.8g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.3g/l
Total SO2: 1mg/l
Free SO2: 0mg/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
SOIL: Decomposed granite and loam
ASPECT: West-facing vineyards
AGE OF VINES: 20 years
In response to requests from health-conscious consumers, we harvest the healthiest grapes to carefully master this natural winemaking style ensuring no added sulphur, throughout the process. A juicy red blend for immediate enjoyment.
High quality toasted wooden staves adds tannin and structure which complements the sweet berry and dark chocolate notes of the blend. No sulphur was added during the production process.
The Cabernet Franc was harvested on the 26th of March 2018
The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 15th of March 2018
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermenters. Pump-overs were done three times daily during fermentation. The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensures full-flavoured wines with soft, balanced tannins. The wine was not aged in barrel as this is a micro-oxidative process, so to protect the wine from oxidation it was aged on its lees on oak staves for 10 months before bottling. No sulphur was added during the course of vinification.
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