2018 Moody Lagoon Red Blend

Retail
£13.00
Member
£10.40
Case
£78.00
Case (Member)
£62.40
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Merlot
Vintage
2018
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14.32%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

“The spectacle that is the lagoon, can be enjoyed in all its moods while sipping on this wine. It calls for long table dinners with friends, offering the perfect balance between fruit and structure.” - Cellar Master, Johann Fourie
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Five red cultivars combine forces to introduce a wine that delivers on fruit purity with enough gravitas to announce intensity, balance and a charming freshness. This wine is a culinary gem as well as a trusted companion on the table when old friends get together for a hearty meal.

Winemaking Notes

100% Estate Grown.
Sorted by hand in the cellar, each cultivar was vinified separately to enhance its intrinsic quality before blending. The juice was inoculated with selected yeast strains. Alcoholic fermentation lasted six days. Gentle pump overs encouraged gentle flavour and colour extraction. Pressed and settled, the wine was transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation to encourage a smooth and delicious result.
Oak maturation: 18 months, 25% new French oak
Production: 18 barrels
Blending is an art, showcasing the power of each component on one stage.
Cellaring potential: Already approachable, the wine can be cellared for 3 – 5 years

Growing Conditions

The Moody Lagoon Red Blend 2018 serves as an ode to the Bot River lagoon adjacent to the estate. Nicknamed “Moody” the lagoon is known to be unpredictable in colour and appearance. As mirror-like as it can be, the wind can turn it choppy in seconds. The water is also instrumental in moderating temperatures, joining forces with cool maritime winds caressing the vines from the Atlantic Ocean. These vineyards are micromanaged to showcase the diversity of cultivars grown on the estate.

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