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Guinea Fowl Red 2017

R80.00

The Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Red 2017ย is a classical South African, Bordeaux styled blend. It is medium-bodied and approachable, but with beautiful concentration and length. Enticing notes of dark cherries, plums and spice on the nose, with soft tannins on the palate.

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Description

Tasting Notes

The Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Red 2017ย is a classical South African, Bordeaux styled blend. It is medium-bodied and approachable, but with beautiful concentration and length. Enticing notes of dark cherries, plums and spice on the nose, with soft tannins on the palate.

 

Food Pairing

An ideal wine for better casual meals and occasions. This red blend will complement game, full-flavoured red meat dishes as well as pasta and pizza.

Additional information

Vintage:

2017

Cultivars:

40% – Cabernet Sauvignon
30% – Merlot
17% – Malbec
13% – Cabernet Franc

Cellaring Potential:

Drinking beautifully on release, but will benefit from cellaring for up to 5 years.

Alc:

13.99%

TA:

6.6 g/l

pH:

3.64

RS:

3.5 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

Decomposed granite, with some ferricrete on West and South-West facing slopes.

Vinification Detials:

Picked at optimal ripeness and fermented in open-top tanks at 28'C. Punching down and pumping over four times daily, were followed by some skin contact after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurred spontaneously in tank, after which the wine was transferred to barrel.

Oak maturation: The components were matured separately in 3rd and 4th fill, 300L, French oak barrels for 12 months.

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