Maverick_Rubeus

2014 Rubeus SOLD OUT

$25.00

The 2014 vintage of this amazing blend of Syrah and Merlot offers up a bouquet of dark plum, cherries and dark chocolate then develops into a more elegant red fruit mid palate. The mineral undertones balanced with the warmth of the red fruit notes present a very elegant finish. This is a wine that will develop with aging, showcasing spice and soft tannins.

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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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 2014 growing season will be remembered as one of the warmest in recent history and joins 1998 and 2003 for heat and length.  An almost perfect start to the season, with great winter and spring rain followed by beautiful July weather.  Dry and hot summer with a cool September and a warm October made for a growing season that would be remembered. The steady heat of the cool nights giving the vines time to ripen the grapes to optimal levels.  This, one of the Okanagan’s driest and hottest growing seasons will be remembered as challenging but ultimately rewarding

 

Winemaker: Bertus Albertyn   Alcohol: 14.0%  Vintage: 2014  pH:   3.66  Composition:  50% Syrah, 35% Merlot,  7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc    Total Acid:  6.5    Bottled: August 05, 2016  Sourcing: Golden Mile/South Okanagan /British Columbia/Canada      Production: 500 cases   Aging: 3-4 year French Oak  18 months

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