Rascallion Wines Edward Ross 2018 Western Cape
Rascallions elegant Edward Ross is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault and Grenache sourced from the Stellenboch and Paarl regions
Rascallion’s Edward Ross is a blend of Shiraz (52%), Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), Cinsault (7%), Grenache (7%) sourced from both the Stellenbosch and Paarl regions.
The Shiraz grapes were harvested in the 2nd week of March and given a cold soaked for 3 days until natural fermentation kicked and pumped over twice a day. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 23rd March again soaking for 3 days and then inoculated in the open fermenter. Initially pumped over 4 times a day and after first half of fermentation was complete only twice a day. Both varieties were pressed after total of 14 days on skins with malolactic in 40% new barrels and the balance in stainless steel. After racking all the wine were matured in 300L barrels for 18 months. The Cinsault and Grenache were fermented in closed top tanks and pumped over twice a day in order to keep the freshness. Maturation in 4-5th fill barrels for 9 months. Bending was done in June 2019 and wine bottled in November.
A full-bodied structured wine with great aging potential. Layered flavour of spices, plum and red fruits, backed by violets, black current and pencil shavings. On the palate the fruit flavour follows through on the full-bodied structure of the wine that ends on a savoury note
|Colour / Type||Red|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Maturity||Starting to drink now but will keep well|
|Style||Medium-full bodied, Dry, Elegant, Long, Rich, Spicy|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah/Shiraz|