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Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon
Dates harvested:Merlot: 12 April 2008, Cabernet Sauvignon 18 April 2008
Picked by hand with rigorous selection
Sugar level (Brix):22.0-22.5
Alcohol:13.1%
Total Acidity:5.8g/l
pH:3.44
Varieties:Merlot 64%, Cabernet Sauvignon 36%
Vinification:100% de-stemmed, fermented in semi-closed stainless steel tanks with pumping-over. Total period of maceration 20 to 21 days. Aged in French oak (30% new) barriques for 22 months. Lightly fined with egg white and bottled after coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling:2 March 2010
Bottles produced:3,744
Remarks:The fruit was sourced from the best parcel of Benfield & Delamare, which is un-irrigated with many vines over 20 years old.


2008 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
Dates harvested:4-14 April 2008
Picked by hand with rigorous selection
Sugar level (Brix):23.5
Alcohol:13.6%
Total Acidity:5.2g/l
pH:3.67
Vinification:90% destemmed, cold soaked for approx. 5 to 6 days as whole berries. Fermented in open stainless steel vats with pumping-over and hand plunging, total period of maceration 20 to 23 days. Aged in French (30% new) oak barriques for 15 months. Unfined and bottled with coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling:4 December 2009
Bottles produced:3,700


2008 Syrah

Syrah
Dates harvested:24-26 April 2008
Picked by hand with rigorous selection
Sugar level (Brix):22.5
Alcohol:13.2%
Total Acidity:5.7g/l
pH:3.49
Vinification:95% destemmed, cold soaked for approx. 5 to 6 days as whole berries. Fermented in open stainless steel vats with pumping-over and hand plunging, total period of maceration for 24 to 25 days. Aged in French (31% new) oak barriques for 19 months. Unfined and bottled with coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling:4 December 2009
Bottles produced:3,321



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