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Home Our Wine 2010 33 Latitude Select

2010 33 Latitude SELECT

Kyburg-Lat-33

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
After 12 month the wines are tasted. The best 8 – 10 wines in the new French oak are selected and retained for another 12 month barrel maturation; i.e. for 2 years in the barrique.
 
A wine that shows velvetiness, good fruit and wood integration. Mixed ripe fruit with well-balanced tannins but with firm structure. An elegant wine which will still develop in the bottle and give more pleasure in the glass.
 
The Vineyard
Altitude: 110 – 140m
Soil Type: Oakleaf & Tukulu
Planted: 2000 & 2001
Irrigation: Drip
Viticulturist: Frans Snyman
 
The Harvest
Method: Hand-picked in 20kg crates
Yield: 8 t/ha
Time: mid to end March
 
The Winemaking
Winemaker: Jacques Fourie
Must treatment: Cold maceration for 4 days
Fermentation: Open
 
Maturation: 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels            
Bottled: March 2011         
Release: 2016         
Production: 1’200 bottles
Aging potential: >10 years
 
Technical Analysis
Alcohol: 14.8%   PH: 3.7
Total acidity: 5.0 g/l   Residual sugar: 3.2 g/l
 

 

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