Fable, The Raptor Post Red 750ml 2016South Africa, Cape Coastal
'The Raptor Post Red 2016 from Fable Mountain Vineyards is a great little find – a blend of 50% Grenache, 39% Syrah and 11% Mourvèdre, it provides terrific quality relative to its price... Fermentation was spontaneous, a small portion whole bunch and maturation lasted 12 months in older 500-litre barrels. The nose shows red and black fruit, some incense-like perfume, white pepper and spice plus a little earthiness. The palate is light-bodied with lemon-like acidity and fine but not ungrippy tannins. A super-flavourful drop.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100
All the fruit is hand harvested then cooled overnight in the cold room. Natural fermentation allowed to take place in concrete open top fermenters with a small portion of whole cluster fermentation. Hand punch downs are done on a daily basis. Fermentation takes about 14 days to complete. Pressed in a basket press and matured in 500L French oak barrels for 12 months. No new oak is used, only 2nd to 5th filled barrels are used. This is a Southern Rhône-style of red blend.
Alc: 13.42 %
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