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Idiom ‘R’ Idiom Rhône Style Blend 2015

Idiom ‘R’ Idiom Rhône Style Blend 2015

R600,00

A medium to full-bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Aromas of juniper berry, lavender and cloves. Tantalising flavours of savoury plums and exotic spices dance on the palate. Smooth velvety tannins and a long rich finish make for an elegant wine with real promise.

Specifications

SKU: IDO-008
Alcohol Volume: 14%
Sugar G/L: 2.6 g/l
Winery: Idiom
Cultivar: Other Red Wines
Food Pairing: Meat

More Information

In the cellar

The Viognier was partly fermented in stainless steel tanks and then completed fermentation and malo-lactic in 60% new French oak 225L barrels. Both red varieties received four days pre-fermentation cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The Shiraz and Mourvèdre then completed malolactic fermentation in 70% new oak 225L barrels and matured in these same barrels. The Shiraz and Mourvèdre was then blended and matured in 40% American and 60% French oak barrel for 12 months.

In the vineyard

Soils Granite/Tukulu (decomposed granite)/Table Mountain Sandstone Aspect Shiraz – North west Mourvedre – North west Viognier – South west Area Shiraz - 3.67 Mourvèdre – 0.42 Viognier – 2.2 Ha Trellising Vertical Shoot Positioning Irrigation Drip Predominant wind SE Summer/NW Winter Date of planting Shiraz - 1999 & 2000 Mourvèdre – 1999 Viognier – 2001 & 2002 Clones Shiraz - 9C & 21A, Mourvèdre – MT11A, Viognier – VR1A. Balling at picking Shiraz – 24°B Mourvèdre – 24.2°B Viognier –24.6°B

Ageing

This wine can benefit from cellaring and can be aged for a further 10 years from vintage.

Cultivar

72% Shiraz, 21% Mourvèdre and 7% Viognier

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with all Lamb, Steak, Pork, Game.

Awards and Recognition

2015 IWSC 2017 Gold
2015 DWWA 2019 Double Gold
2015 Shiraz Challenge 2020 Shiraz Blend Finalist

About the Wine Estate

Idiom is an award-winning wine estate in the heart of the Helderberg range. This southernmost part of the Stellenbosch wine region provides the backdrop and the perfect climatic conditions for the incredible range of Idiom wines. A celebration of terroir, unusual varietals and masterful blends, Idiom is so-called because it is home to the Cape expression of so many European classics. The Cape Idiom, if you will.

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