Picked in the early mornings to benefit from the cool night temperatures. Destemmed, crushed followed by two days of cold maceration. During this period vigorous punch downs were done every 6 hours. The cold temperature ensures good colour and tannin extraction without extracting harsh tannins. Fermentation was done at a maximum temperature of 26°C to embrace a more elegant and subtle style. At the height of fermentation the ferment was delastaged three times a day. (Delastage – entails draining all the natural free run juice and then spraying it back over the skin cap ensuring proper juice distribution and homogenous skin contact). Pressing was done before the alcoholic fermentation was completed and the juice taken directly to barrel. Once fermentation was completed, malolactic fermentation allowed in the barrels. Wine was then racked, returned, and matured in barrel for a further 14 to 18 months
Lemberg Spencer 2017
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Lemberg Spencer 2017, made from 100% Pinotage displays dark red fruit, brown spice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and finishes with hints of hibiscus fragrance. On the palate there is good fruit concentration with lingering cherry and tobacco notes and a soft, well balanced structure.
Ageing potential: Drinking well now, but generous in structure to develop depth for another 5 years of optimal cellaring.
93/100 Tim Atkin MW
4.5* Platter’s Wine Guide