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2012 Tempranillo, De Krans Wine

This wine, with first vintage of 2003 and released in July 2004, was the first Tempranillo in South Africa.  The grape variety is well-known in the Rioja region in Spain.

Grapes for making this wine were from the low yield vineyards with 10-year old vines planted on very poor clay soil.  It had spent 24 hours for skin contact before fermentation, then pressed at 3° Balling.  After malolactic fermentation, it was wooded for 8 months with 25% American Oak and 75% French Oak.

Appellation
Calitzdorp

Cellarmaster Notes
This full-bodied wine has creamy-rich and fruit flavours with a seductive silky finish.  Ideal accompaniment to smoked carpaccio, springkok and poultry dishes.

Rating & Awards
This wine was rated 3-star by the world famous John Platters South African Wine Guide 2014.

Wine Analysis
Type:  Dry red wine
Grapes:  100% Tempranillo
Alcohol:  14.0%

Volume
750ml per bottle

 

 
 

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