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Kloovenburg The Gatekeeper Red 2017

14% abv

Aromas of red berries, fynbos and spice. Medium full bodied, concentrated fruit and good structure.

All the different components are handpicked during the early morning hours and then cooled overnight in a temperature – controlled room at 5°C. A large percentage (85%) of the Shiraz is then crushed and destemmed, whilst the remaining 15% is fermented as whole cluster. The Grenache is 30% fermented as whole cluster whilst the balance is destemmed and crushed. This is followed by a three day cold soak at 9 °C, covered with a CO2 blanket. Fermentation takes place in open fermenters. All the grapes ferment spontaneously and separately. Extraction is obtained by two punch – downs per day. After fermentation is complete, the wine is left on the skins for another seven days. The Shiraz and Grenache is then pressed to old French oak barrels, which vary from 300 L to 500 L. The pressed section is kept separate. Malolactic fermentaion is completed in the barrel. The wine is then racked from the lees and given a low dose of sulphur. The wines spends a total of 14 months in the barrel before it is blended and bottled.

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Having been registered on 26th September 1704, some 313 years ago, Kloovenburg is the oldest registered property in the Swartland, but only by half an hour. The farm is based on the edge of Kasteelberg, the mountainous granite fin slicing through the wheatbelt that overshadows the small town of Riebeek-Kasteel. Specifically, Kloovenburg is in the ward of Riebeekberg and has been growing for many decades Shiraz, Chardonnay and other classic local cultivars. Recently this established, ancient farm has very much been part of the independent Swartland movement in terms of recognising the local shale and granite soils and increasingly successful plantings of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Carignan as well as their more traditional roster of grapes. Since 2014 the winemaker here has been the hugely-talented Jolandie Fouche whose energy and passion for this evolving region is evident in her amazing Shiraz, Grenache, and Chardonnay. Pieter du Toit, the third-generation family owner of the farm has long championed the region and his family is reflected in the Eight Feet Red and White blends, the feet being the four pairs found on his sons.

Reference #:
11071
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Grenache (Garnacha/Cannonau), Shiraz / Syrah
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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