Anwilka Red Blend 2016
Anwilka Vineyards is located just 7 kilometres from the ocean in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg region. The property was purchased in the late 1990s and extensive replanting of 40ha of vineyards comprising primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and some Petit Verdot and Merlot followed.
Winemaking and Maturation
The grapes were hand-picked in small crates. Sorting occurred before and after destemming. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tronconic tanks. Lengthy pump-overs and extended maceration ensured a gentle extraction of ripe polyphenols. The wine spent a total of 19 months in wood, 50% new French Oak 400 litre barrels, and the remaining 50% in 2nd fill.
Deep ruby red in appearance. The nose is upfront with aromas of dark red fruit and oak spice. The palate is bold and elegant, complex yet finely structured. The wine concludes with a persistent and savoury finish.
Alcohol 14.42% vol
Total acidity 5.3 g/l
Residual sugar 3.9g/l