Amani, I am 1 2010


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Technical Analysis
Carmen Stevens
Varietals: 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 10% Shiraz, 3%Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.26 %vol
pH: 3.51
RS: 2.8 g/l
Total Acid: 6.03 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.65 g/l
SO2: 101 mg/l
Free SO2: 29 mg/l
Appellation: Coastal
Tasting Notes
The Amani I am 1 has a beautiful deep ripe cherry colouring. The wine shows a clear fruit driven nose. Showing loads of black fruit, graphite and an inviting toast impression fused with fresh lime and sweet liquorice expression. A good fusion of mineral saltiness and the sweet appeal of a warm climate. A smooth palate entrance, showing a delicate tannin structure. The mid palate has sweet ripe black fruit, balanced with a fresh acidity and a prominent but not dominating oak influence. The wine has a delicate palate weight with good fruit to support the overall blend.
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 24.5 and 25° B from 11 year old vines. Yield = 6 tons/ha. The first fruit selection occurs in the vineyard.
In The Cellar
The sorting of the grapes in the cellar starts off with a bunch selection followed by individual berry sorting. The wine is a blend of both spontaneous fermentation and pre-selected yeast cultures.All six varietals were fermented separately and blended after 12 months of barrel aging. Malolactic fermentation is initiated in barrel with 3 rackings during the year of aging.Maturation: This wine matured for 12 months in French oak barrels of which 13% was new oak. The final blend is a composition of selected barrel in the cellar.


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