2015 Rubeus

$25.00

Intense dark colour, and typical for our blend, dense aroma of cranberries and fruitcake in a combination with more savory tones or tobacco and anise.

A textured palate, layered with flavour. Intense but elegant with a fleshy mid-palate, surrounded by firm tannins and a lingering finish. Drink now or over the next 5-7 years.

Rubeus/Rubicon: Named after a river in Italy (the Rubicon), that marked the point of no return. We co-ferment the different varietals used in our blend, truly no turning back with that style of winemaking!

 

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Description

WINEMAKING: Grapes are hand-picked into small 30 pound trays. Cooled to 5-8 degrees Celsius before being whole bunch pressed, non destemmed. After gentle foot stomping, co-fermented in 3400 litre wooden vat, then aged in older oak for 18 months.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS: The 2015 vintage will be remembered as one of the warmest that we have experienced to date. It will also be remembered for the forest fires that burned to our fence line, kept at bay by the overhead irrigation on our bush vine Syrah terrace. Fortunately for us the natural movement of air up and down the valley kept the smoke from settling and we had no negative influence from the fire. The season started with a historically early bud break in the first week of April.

An unprecedented dry June with relentless heat till late summer encouraged rapid development and resulted in an early start to harvest. Cooler temperatures late in the summer gave the plants a chance to catch up to sugar development. It was a season where the picking date was of the utmost importance in determining the style and quality of the wine.

 

Winemaker: Bertus Albertyn   Alcohol: 14.0%  Vintage: 2015  pH:   3.75  Composition:  50% Syrah, 35% Merlot,  7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc    Total Acid:  6.0    Bottled: September 02, 2017  Sourcing: Golden Mile/South Okanagan /British Columbia/Canada      Production: 650 cases   Aging: 3-4 year French Oak  18 months

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