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Forager, Red 2022

Winemaker, Mike Graham, is something of a veteran with over 40 harvests under his belt. Over these 40 harvests, he has spent considerable time in the South African vineyards and is able to ‘forage’ unique parcels of grapes – which are turned into the delicious Forager wines.

Hand harvested with rigorous bunch selection in the vineyards to ensure the best quality grapes. The wine displays layers of red berries and cherry and is complimented by notes of white pepper, dried herbs, clove and subtle vanilla spice from oak (10-14 months in older French and American oak).

£12.75

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Western Cape

Red Blend, Rhône Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

W.O. WESTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA

GRAPES
Shiraz 70% / Grenache 30%

TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby garnet. Bright cherry and dark berry on the nose with notes of white pepper, dried herbs, cloves and leather. Red berry and cherry follow on the palate with subtle vanilla oak. The finish is elegant and perfumed. Medium to full bodied with soft, supple tannins.

FOOD PAIRING & SERVING
Pair with grilled and barbequed beef or game; pan roasted duck breast or hearty stews and braised meats. Serve below room temperature: 12°C to 16°C.
This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward cellaring for up to 5-6 years.

VINEYARDS
Dryland vineyards in Paarl, Wellington and Malmesbury. Age 16-25yr. Various soil types, ranging from decomposed granite, shale and alluvial soils.

WINEMAKING
Hand harvested with rigorous bunch selection in the vineyards. After crushing and destemming the grapes were cold macerated for a couple of days before fermentation in open top stainless-steel tanks with regular punch-downs. After fermentation the Shiraz was left on the skins for extended contact before racking to barrel. Part of the Grenache was racked to barrel and a portion was kept in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured between 10-14 months in a combination of older 300L French and American oak barrels.

Alcohol 14.1%
Acid 6.1g/L
Sugar 2.7g/L
pH 3.4

Additional information

Vintage

2022

Grape

Red Blend, Rhône Blend

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

14.1%

Origin

Western Cape

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