Dekkers Valley Revelation 2018
A Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon blend - Smooth and fruity.
|Accolades||Vintage 2015: Platters South African Wine Guide - 3 Stars|
Vintage 2017: Paarl Wine Challange 2019 - Top 12
|Variety||Shiraz (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon(50%)|
|BlendPercent||Shiraz (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon(50%)|
|FoodSuggest||Roast meats, braaivleis and chicken pie|
|Ageing||Blended and then matured in steel tank on new and 2nd use French oak staves for 1 year|
Yeast ( Lallemand for Shiraz and Lafford FX10 for Cabernet Sauvignon) was inoculated within 24 hours after crushing then fermented for 10 days on skins at an average temperature of 25 degrees celsius. Pressed at approximately 2 degrees balling. Malolactic fermentation induced in tank and completed within six months.
The wine was blended using Shiraz (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (50%). After blending the wine was matured in a tank on new and 2nd use French oak staves for 12 months. The staves were removed six months before bottling to ensure good integration.
|Harvest||Harvest: 26th February - 14 March 2018|
|Vineyard||Vine Age: Cabernet Sauvignon 20 Years, Shiraz 18 Years|
Soil: Decomposed Granite
Average Yield: 8.12 tonnes per hectare
Irrigation: The vines are trellised with drip irrigation
- Range: Mellasat Vineyards