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Terra del Capo

Sangiovese

2015

Sangiovese
In the Vineyard

The Rooderust farm is situated in the Darling area, approximately 13 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The area has a lower than average rainfall, and experiences long, dry summers with cool Atlantic ocean breezes. This, together with the friable shaly clay soils make Rooderust ideal for Sangiovese. Approximately 9 of the 120 ha's under vine is planted to Sangiovese on relatively flat land. The low summer rains hlep to control the vigour of this Italian culticar that can happily obtian full ripeness here every season.  

 

Vintage Notes

Typical conditions between March and November with average rainfall and a cold winter. Much lower rainfall from November through to March caused the vines to stop vegetative growth at the end of December. A warm Janaury and cool February resulted in early, but even ripening and development. High natural acids and concentrated fruit flavours define this high quality vintage.  

 

Winemaking

Terra Del Capo Sangiovese is produced from fully ripe grapes,  picked at 24.3-24.5˚Balling. The grapes were gently crushed so that the juice could be dry fermented dry on the skins in large oak fermenters. The grapes were then pressed and malolactic fermentation proceeds in stainless steel tanks. Matured in 500 French oak barrels for 12 months, then bottled and bottle-aged for approximately 10 -12 months. 

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Tasting Notes

Bright red fruits - cherry and plum - with notable spice highlights on the nose. Those same succulently vivacious fruits are found in the mouth, juicy red cherry and soft plum flavours, tinged with spice and a hint of cracked pepper. Light and supple with gentle, dry tannin. Mediuam-bodied but with a full, lingering tail. 

Wine Pairing
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Traditional Honey-Glazed Gammon with Honey and Mustard Sauce

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