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BlankBottle Retirement at 65

Country:South Africa
Per Case:6
Variety:Cinsault, Syrah
Order Code: BBRE65
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In the 2022 harvest, the Shiraz was picked earlier than usual, which resulted in a wine that is a bit lighter and more perfumy. It compliments the finer aromas of the Cinsaut and amplifies the freshness, adding great length. In the 2022 vintage there is a blend of 44% Shiraz and 56% Cinsaut. 

Both the bush vine vineyards grow on the slopes of the Darling hills on sandy decomposed granite soils, 204 metres above sea level. The grapes were picked and cooled overnight to 4 degrees celsius. The next morning the grapes were sorted and partially de-stemmed. It fermented in open top fermenters, a combination of destemmed grapes and whole bunches. The juice underwent spontaneous fermentation and stayed on the skins for as long as possible. Aged in older oak for 8 months, blended and bottled. 


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