Paul Wallace Wines  
 
 

PAUL WALLACE 'CRACKERJACK' 2009

 
 

  
  

Winemaking:

  

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Harvest Date 21st August 2011

  

Analysis:

  

Alcohol

14.34% (14.0% on label)

Residual Sugar

2.1 g/l

pH

3.50

TA

6.0 g/l


Winemaking Notes
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The 2009 vintage in Elgin is one of its best yet and this wine, as the name suggests, showcases all the finest attributes of a well put together Bordeaux-styled blend. The composition of the wine is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot and 12% Malbec.
 
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were sourced from two farms in the Elgin area and the Malbec grapes are grown on the lower lying north-facing slopes on our own farm, Wallovale Vineyards. The grapes were harvested and vinified individually by Martin Meinert in his Devon Crest Winery, Stellenbosch but the final blend put together after the wine had been matured for 26 months in 225lit French oak barriques was very much a team selection by Martin, Paul and Nicky.
 
Tasting Notes:

 
The first clue that this is an absolutely outstanding wine is the rich impenetrable purple colour. The nose excites with wafts of luxurious black fruits blackberries, blackcurrants, dark chocolate and a hint of clove. A velvety smooth entry with superb fruit concentration will delight and transport you back to fond memories of decadent Black Forest Gateau enjoyed at the Mount Nelson Hotel. It is a classic blend, where the contributing varieties enhance and support one another. All in all its a Crackerjack of a wine. Enjoy!

 

  

 

     

 
 

   
Tel: +27 (0)21 848 9744   |   Fax: +27 (0)86 646 3694    |    Email: nicky@paulwallacewines.co.za
Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa