Epitome : 2010

Estate Red Blend : Shiraz 60% : Pinotage 40%

Alcohol : 14.2%

Acid : 5.8g/L

pH : 3.51

Residual Sugar : 3.2g/L

Composition : 18 months 225 & 500 lt French oak barrels -
50% new wood

Production : 15000 bottles (1250 x 12 cases)

Release Date : June 2015

Viticulture

Soils:

From deep gravelly loams with rock to shallow weathered granite clays, a representation across the property.

Aspect & Elevation:

North West from 180-275m above sea level at 8km from the Atlantic Ocean.

Trellis & Plant Density:

50:50 spur and Guyot pruned on fence type trellis at 5000 - 3300 plants per hectare.

Harvest dates:

Starting with Pinotage on 15th Feb (off east facing gravels) & 4th March (off south facing clays) and ending with Syrah 25th March (off elevated sea facing sands) - 22nd April 2010 (off north facing stony clays).

Winemaking

Cellar door:

De-stemmed, whole berry with cold soak for up to 5 days.

Fermentation:

30% wild yeast in large oak vats and balance with selected yeasts in closed stainless steel red wine fermenters. Post fermentation 8 separate batches taken separately to barrel.

Maturation:

Individual batches are matured for 18 months with a single racking after MLF. The batches were blended after tasting input from the entire staff.

Bottled:

8th November 2010 and matured for at least 18 months in our cellars before release.

Winemaker’s Note:

This wine, a “Cape” blend embodies what is Sumaridge, the location. A seamless integration showing brooding fruit counterbalanced with savouriness which encompasses - wild plumb, white spice, smoky meat, damp earth and a luxuriant finish. Friendly but not overbearing, diverse in flavour with complimentary expression of all components to present a well-balanced whole, leaving a lasting impression with a desire to return. An expression of Africa.

Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley,
Hermanus, South Africa.

Tel: +27 (0)28 312 1097

Fax: +27 (0)86 623 4248

Email: info@sumaridge.co.za

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