Excelsior Purebred Red
Purebred Red comes from younger vineyards that display prominent fruity flavours. The 2015 is a blend of Shiraz and Merlot.
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.
Appearance: Deep red colour Aroma: Blackcurrants and cherries as well as hints of spice Palate: Medium bodied and juicy - soft tannins are a feature.