Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Excelsior Purebred Red

2017 Gold Medal

Excelsior Estate


Excelsior Estate Excelsior Purebred Red
VARIETAL:
Red Blend

VINTAGE:
2015

MORE INFORMATION:
Vineyard
Purebred Red comes from younger vineyards that display prominent fruity flavours. The 2015 is a blend of Shiraz and Merlot.

Winemaking
Grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality control. The wines are immediately destemmed but not crushed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for a period of 7 days at a temperature of between 28 and 32⁰ Celsius. Aerated racking was done twice daily to ensure a clean ferment and soft tannins. The grapes were gently pressed in a bladder press, after which malo-lactic fermentation was completed in tank. The wine is unoaked, and designed for early drinking.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Deep red colour Aroma: Blackcurrants and cherries as well as hints of spice Palate: Medium bodied and juicy - soft tannins are a feature.




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