2018 Orc de Rac, Die Waghuis Rooi

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£25.49

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    This blend of Grenache, Syrah/Shiraz and Mourvedre is utterly harmonious with ripe cherry and subtle plum fruit combine with layers of jasmine, cinnamon and warm, oaky leather. Lively and rich with the ripe fruit flavours elegantly supported by soft waves of tannin. There’s an abundance of seductive garrigue herbs notes on the finish offering a savoury complement to the robust fruit character.

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    Description

    CELLAR INFORMATION Working with fruit of spectacular quality from 2018 Vintage, the vinification of this wine is characterised by innovation and Foresight.

    Grenache grapes were fermented whole – bunch and whole-berry. Once Fermentation was complete, the juice was drawn off and the Syrah/Shiraz component fermented on the Grenache skins. In turn, the Mourvedre grapes were fermented on the Syrah/Shiraz and Grenache skins, ensuring a harmonious interaction between these varieties.For Barrel-aging , the three cultivars were, however , kept separate. Mourvedre and Syrah/Shiraz spent 12 months in the finest new French oak, with Grenache being coaxed to perfection in used 225 liter barrels.

    Maturation Potential – 10- 15 years VINEYARD INFORMATION The historic Die Waghuis – or Guard house – on the foothills of the scenic Piketberg Mountain was erected in the 18th Century to serve as a lookout post and stands as an icon of south Africa’s rich and eventful history.

    The vineyards were planted in 2012 on south-facing slopes with a unique row direction of east to south-west. The soils are mainly of terra-rossa formation with a high percentage of shale, providing a well-drained, cool environment for the roots to flourish. The bushvine Grenache is planted at the top of the hill with the trellised Syrah/Shiraz and Mouvedre lower down. The first production years saw the vines yielding relatively high volumes. This has gradually stabilized as the vines gain maturity.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Cape South Coast

    Vintage

    2018

    Brand

    Orc De Rac

    Cultivar

    Grenache, Mourvedre, Verdelho, Shiraz, Syrah

    Appellation

    Coastal Region

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    14.66

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate