R320.00 – R1,728.00
The Royal Nymphomane is the pinnacle of site expression from a cool climate, dry land farmed vineyards. Meticulous detail to the viticulture of specially selected blocks, the wine is handcrafted to reflect terroir and elegance.
Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Franc 21%, Malbec 9%, Petit Verdot 3%
Soil Type – All varieties planted to Arenaceous shale of the Bokkeveld series
Aspect – North and North West
Trellising System – Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)
Age of Vines – Average of 12years
Vines per hectare – 5500
Average Yield – 4 – 5 tons/ha (26 – 33 hl/ha)
Production – 80 cases of 6 x 750ml bottles
The varieties are grown in the Hemel en Aarde Ridge and Valley, in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is “temperate” in style, where the southerly maritime winds blow through the appellations during the summer. These winds in turn bring regular sea mists and overcast conditions to the vineyards and with it more even temperatures. The average summer temperature is 19° C and rainfall, approximately, 750mm per year.
|Alcohol by Volume||13.95%|
|Total Acidity||5.8 g/L|
|Volatile Acid||0.81 g/L|
|Residual Sugar||1.81 g/L|
All grapes varieties were harvested separately by hand enjoying cool early morning temperatures. After overnight cold storage they were de-stemmed and crushed into red ferment tanks. Cold maceration occurred for 3 days. The wine was then fermented under controlled temperatures until dry. The skins were then lightly pressed and the wine racked into a selection of French Oak Barriques (20% new barrels) for 12 months ageing and maturation.
Whereafter the wine was blended and aged for a further 12 months in third fill barrels and bottlled.
This wine expresses the typical Cabernet Sauvignon profile of blueberry and mulberry along with subtle hints of leather and spice, while the Cabernet Franc shows floral and subtle dried herb characters. The Merlot bring the vibrant red berry and juiciness to the palate. The Malbec brings a lush juicy palate and rich colour to the wine. While the Petit Verdot brings an array of dark fruit and grip to the wine.The fine grained tannins and elegant mineral core will see this wine drinking well on release and developing for at least 5 -7 years. Enjoy this wine with red meat, venison and cheese platters.