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The Platter‘s Wine Rating System uses a 100-point scale to evaluate the quality of South African wines, with points awarded based on appearance, aroma, taste, and overall quality.+
An U.S. stamp whose nickname is an artistic reference to the 10 cent green Helmet of Mercury Special Delivery Stamp.
The Merry Widow, an operetta by Slovak composer Franz Lehar, is one of the most popular operatic works of the 20th century. The special delivery stamp became the Merry Widow through the resemblance between Mercury’s winged helmet on the stamp and Lily Elsie’s operatic hats.
British actress Lily Elsie took up the role of the Merry Widow on the London boards in 1907. She brought to the role her fondness for a style of large-brimmed, heavily beplumed hats, which became known forever after as Merry Widow hats.
Dark red wine with an inkiness picked up on the nose and palate. A nose of blackcurrant, chocolate, white pepper, cinnamon, raspberry and a hint of liquorice. An elegant wine with firm but supple tannins. Rounded ripe fruit giving a long and lingering finish. Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Method: The grapes were fermented, using natural yeasts from the vineyard, in open stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C. Skin contact 14 days. The skins were pushed down 4 – 8 times during peak fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel where the wine had minimal handling. Where possible, traditional gravity flow is used to move the wines during this process. The wines are racked 3 times over a 24-month period. Minimal filtration and the sulphur levels are kept to a minimum.
Wood ageing: Aged in 20% new French and American oak barrels 24 months in 225 litre barrels.
Alcohol: 14.34% vol.
Skin contact: Shiraz 14 days
Extract: 27.4 g/L º
Balling at harvest: 23 – 25ºB
Residual sugar: 1.9 g/L
Total acid: 5.5 g/L
Total SO 2 : 97 mg/L
Maturation potential: 8-10 years.