Angels Tears Merlot Cabernet Sauvigon

R69.00

Angels Tears got its unusual name from a legend that began in a small town, Freinet in France in the 18th century, when grape harvest produced an outstanding vintage that was especially fragrant and ambrosial. Word spread afar, and legend has it angels stole into the village cellars by night and, upon touching the wine to their lips, wept tears of joy. The very same legend continues to this day at Grande Provence, home of Angels Tears. Here a French Huguenot family planted the first vines imported from France in 1694. The first batch of Angels Tears wines was produced in 1992 from D’Alexandrie grapes.

 

Vintage

2018

 

Wine of Origin:

Western Cape

 

Analysis:

Alc 14.0%

pH  3.60

RS  3.5 g/l

TA 5.6 g/l

 

Vinification:

The wine is made from low yielding vineyards on the estate, yielding 6 tons per hectare.

The grapes are hand harvested and brought into the cellar where they are gently destemmed. The fermentation takes up to two weeks at 25⁰C with a minimum of four pump-overs a day to build this wine’s elegant structure and its lovely colour.

 

After the fermentation process each cultivar goes through a selection process and only the most fitting wines are chosen for the final blends, ensuring consistency in the fruity character of this delightful and easy drinking wine.

The wine blend consists of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Shiraz. For the aging process the wines stays on French oak staves for 8 months. The blend varies from vintage to vintage.

 

 

Style:

The Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy drinking red blend with upfront red berry flavours on the nose and palate.  This is a medium bodied wine with soft, smooth tannins, perfect for every day enjoyment.

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