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Lammershoek The Innocent Red Blend (SMG)

Lammershoek The Innocent Red Blend (SMG)

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2017 Vintage

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An easy drinking, approachable and rewarding red blend for all occasions, which captures the true Swartland terroir traits. Bright ruby red with enticing aromas of fresh fruit, wellstructured on the palate and rounded off with spicy undertones.

 

TASTING NOTES

Bright ruby red with enticing aromas of fresh fruit, well structured on the palate and rounded off with spicy undertones. The smell of dark fruit, spices with hints of cacao are evident. A soft and round mouth feel precedes the fruity, velvety palate with well-structured, ripe tannins and a rewarding aftertaste. 

An excellent manifestation of classic Swartland style dryland and bush-vine viticulture. The Syrah cultivar component was planted in 1996 and 1999, with the Grenache following in 2001 and the Mourvèdre, being the ‘youngest’, in 2013.

The grapes were sorted for the desired sugar levels and handled separately in the cellar. Various fermenters were used for the different batches, ranging from open concrete tanks, wooden foudres* and old barrels for a period of 2 - 3 weeks, with some having extended maceration on the skins after fermentation. In some cases up to 40% whole bunches were used depending on the variety. The grapes which were not used for whole-bunch fermentation, were de-stemmed and slightly crushed before going to tank. The wines were aged in a combination of tanks and barrels like above before meticulous final blending, and bottling after 11 months. No new oak was used to maximise fruit purity.

 BLEND

 50% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache