PAUL WALLACE 'CRACKERJACK' 2021

 
 

  

  

Winemaking and Tasting Notes
   
This wine came about as an indulgence to the lady of the house, who is particularly partial to fine Bordeaux-styled blend. Together Paul, Nicky and Bobby Wallace have put together a “cracker” of a wine, blending and showcasing the versatility of Elgin.

 

The composition of the wine is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec and 13% Cabernet Franc.

 

The grapes all originate for the Elgin region, a high-lying basin surrounded by mountain ranges. The Malbec and Cabernet Francgrapes hail fromPaul and Nicky’s farm, Wallovale Vineyards, whilst the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sourced from another Elgin grape producer with whom Paul has a direct involvement. 2020 was the first year our young Cabernet Franc block came into commercial production and is showing such exciting promise.

 

Each parcel of grapes was harvested at its own optimum ripeness and vinified separately. Post fermentation maceration the wine was left on the skins for 14 days. Thereafter each wine was transferred to barrel where they completed malolactic fermentation. The wines spent 18 months in 225 lit French oak barriques prior to blending. The wine received a light filtration before bottling on 7th December 2022.

 

The alluring, bright colour immediately invites one to explore this wine further. Red currants, black currants, raspberries and sundried tomatoesall contribute to the appealing nose.Cabernet Sauvignon-drivenand power packed with fresh fruits encompassing both the red and black fruit spectrums, supported by a hint of cracked black peppercorns.This wine is Black Forest Gateau in your glass. Rich and opulent, yet bright and feminine, this little “cracker” is the perfect example of how the whole sum is better than the parts and of how the individual components support and enhance one another. We recommend the Crackerjack as the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday roast lamb, lasagna and tomato based stews. Enjoy! 

 

Released in April 2024.

Awards

Not entered into any competitions yet.

 
 

Analysis

  

Alcohol

13.0%

Residual Sugar

1.3 g/l

pH

3.62

TA

5.7 g/l

  



 

   
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Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa