Grangehurst Daylea Red Blend
We have just received the 2011 vintage. More details to follow but to give you an idea below is the info for the 2010. This is a seriously good wine (despite the presentation!).
Cabernet Sauvignon (52%) Shiraz (28%), Merlot (10%) plus 10% other varietals. 22 months in oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon (52%) Shiraz (28%)
Merlot (10%) plus 10% other varietals.
Grapes are harvested by hand and put into lug baskets (18 kg per
basket); hand sorting of grapes; destemmed and crushed (50% whole
berries) and pumped to open fermenters; manual punchdowns
(pigeage) 4 to 6 times per day for duration of fermentation (7 days).
Matured in French oak barrels for 22 months.
Gravity flow from bottling tanks through cartridge filter into 6-head
manual filler. Screwcap closure for quality and convenience.
Alcohol: 14.1% by volume (14.0% on label)
Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
COMMENTS & TASTING NOTES
Dark berries and plum flavours dominate the palate, followed by hints
of tobacco, liquorice and underlying cedar wood and cigar box notes.
The wine has a touch of spice - a lovely lingering, savoury
|Winery status||Tiny family winery|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon (52%) Shiraz (28%) Merlot (10%) plus 10% other varietals.|
|Style||Big and smooth|
|Sulphite level||Very Low|