Kleine Draken Kiddush NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 9.5 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 165 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Sweet
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

Well rounded sweet palate with good acid balance. Clean and mature berry fruit. Deep ruby red.

Blend Information

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

Food Suggestions

All sacramental and festive occasions.

In The Vineyard

Cultivar: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. 
Region: Paarl
Irrigation: Drip
Trellis System: Extended Perold
Soil: Deep Loam
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains
 

About The Harvest

Type: Hand Picked
Date: Various
Yield: 9 tons / ha
 

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 82˚C and then immediately cooled to 24˚C. The mash was then inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented to 2˚ Balling. After pressing the wine was sweetend with cane sugar. Before the bottling process the wine went through a light filtration.


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