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Rondekop Rhodium

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R 350

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750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.63% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.8
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

A deep and intense red-purple hue can be seen in this wine. Blackcurrants and raspberries characterize the nose, with wood contribution discernible from a whiff of pimento. A smooth, seamless palate, laden with berry fruits. The Cabernet Franc component brings acidity and balance to the lush, luxurious Merlot. A firm structure of fine, well-integrated tannins surround the luscious, opulent core.

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Raspberry
Raspberry

Blackberry
Blackberry

Red Pepper
Red Pepper

The Rondekop Series wines represent a small selection of the best barrels – either single cultivar or a blend – from our iconic Rondekop hill. We believe there are 8 Natural Elements which uniquely impact our vineyards, creating quintessential wine producing conditions. At the center of it all is our perfectly round hill, Rondekop: the 8th natural element. Rhodium is a precious metal, used in the making of luxury jewellery. 80% of all Rhodium is mined in South Africa. Oldenburg’s proprietor – Adrian Vanderspuy – has long been interested and involved in precious metals. To his mind, there is no better analogy for the incredible potential of South African wines – and specifically the wines of Rondekop.

The 2015 vintage is widely considered to be the best ever for South African wines. Cooler conditions throughout February allowed for slow, even ripening early in the season, contributing towards colour and flavour development – especially in red cultivars. Warm and dry conditions prior to harvest accelerated ripening, producing grapes of the highest quality. Judicious irrigation and soils with excellent water holding capacity ensured the vines avoided water stress.

Grapes were hand-picked and delicately sorted before crushing. Prior to fermentation, grapes were cold-soaked for three days before fermentation was initiated.

Wines were matured for 20 months in 300l French oak barrels. 100% new oak.

Food pairing

Enjoy with roast beef or leg of lamb.

Beef Charcuterie Poultry Lamb
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