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Saronsberg Die Erf Grenache 2010

Grenache 87%, Shiraz 13% After a challenging growing season, we only harvested 1,3 tons of super concentrated Grenache from 2 hectares of bush-vines. This wine was produced to showcase what this cultivar is capable of. The grapes were force cooled, partially de-stemmed and fermented in an open-top stainless steel tank. After a two-day cold soak, the wine was fermented dry on the skins. During fermentation the cap was manually punched down five times daily. After fermentation the wine was pressed and aged in second-fill French oak barrels for 15 months where it also went through malolactic fermentation. Thirteen percent of Shiraz was blended in to top the barrel. Tasting note: A fragrant melange of violets, raspberry and darker berry fruit flavours with subtle spice aromas fill the nose. The palate is silky and full-bodied, packed with concentrated, ripe fruit flavours showing great length and weight. Best for drinking in 2012.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 000.00
  • Lowest: R 2 100.00
  • Average: R 2 677.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 57
  • Cases Auctioned 26


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 1.70 g/l
  • TA: 5.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.53

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