Morgenhof - Cape Vintage 2003

Morgenhof - Cape Vintage 2003

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  • ABV19%
  • Acidity g/l4.9
  • AppellationStellenbosch
  • BodyFull Bodied
  • Drinking From2013
  • Drinking Until2025
  • Grape TypeTouriga Nacional
  • Ph Level3.51
  • RegionCoastal Region
  • Residual Sugar g/l67.2
  • Serving temperature Degrees C18
  • Suggested Optimum Year2013
  • SweetnessMedium Sweet
  • Type of closureNatural Cork
  • WinemakerAndries de Klerk

The fortified wine invites you to a nose filled with black cherries, liquorice, raisins and walnuts. These flavours follow through on ripe and rich palate covered with velvety tannins to end with a perfect balance.

Basic Cellar Procedure: Received the grapes during mid morning. Crushing and de-stemming commenced and then the mash is pumped into Marionette fermentation tanks where it was cold macerated for 3 days. Yeast was then added so that fermentation could start. Mash was allowed to ferment until there was a 100g/l sugar left before fortification was done.

Fermentation took place at between 20 - 35 degrees C.

Pump-Overs: Aerated pump-over 4 times per daily and moving one times the volume of the tank with every pump-over. Maceration: 7 days.

Press: Bucher Pneumatic press. The free run and press wine was added together.

Malolactic Fermentation: No malo-lactic fermentation was done.

Maturation: Wine was aged for 24 Months in old French oak barrels.

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