Chamonix Troika 2017

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Chamonix Troika 2017 consists of 49% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 13% Petit Verdot. At harvesting, grapes undergo both bunch-selection as well as manual sortation of each berry. Grapes are soft-crushed and fermented in a selection of stainless steel, concrete and wood fermenters for 12-22 days on the skins, with frequent pumping of wine over the cap. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally during 18 months of maturation in 228-litre French oak barrels, 45% of which are new oak. The batches are blended before bottling to capture the unique aspects of each variety and to enhance the complexity of the wine. Bottled at ?%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Vanilla, sweet ripe cherries, blackberries and other spices.

Palate: Smooth on the palate with rich fruit and berry sensations.

Finish: Good grippy tannin with lovely lingering notes of blackberries and sweet spice.

Set amongst 300 hectares of pristine natural beauty on the Eastern slopes of the Franschhoek mountains, Chamonix wine farm once formed part of the historic Huguenot Estate, La Cotte, which dates back to 1688. German-born Chris Hellinger purchased the farm in the early nineties when it was predominantly an export fruit farm and began a program of replanting fruit trees with noble French varieties of vines.