Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2018

Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2018

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The Rondekop Series of wines represent a small selection of the best barrels - either single cultivar or a blend - from the iconic Rondekop hill. They believe there are 8 natural elements which uniquely impact their vineyards, creating quintessential wine producing conditions. At the centre of it all is their perfectly round hill Rondekop: the 8th natural element. Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2018 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. Grapes were handpicked in the morning and stored in a cool room overnight. The bunches were destemmed, crushed and sorted by hand on a sorting table. Grapes were then cold soaked for 3 days. Pump-overs were done 1-3 times per day. Malolactic conversion took place in the barrel. Matured for 18 months in 55% new 300-litre French oak barrels. Bottled November 2019 at 14%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: On the nose the vibrant fruits practically jump out of the glass in the form of redcurrants, juniper berries and blackcurrant leaves. Additionally, spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and mustard seeds showcase the depth of aromas. Secondary aromas of cigar box, coconut and vanilla add to the delectable nose that is alive with promise.

Palate: The palate is just as inviting with aromas of green bell pepper, peppadew, cloves and toast. Powerful dark fruit notes of blackberry, plums and a hint of tea leaves.

Finish: The wood integration is sublime; the tannins are velvety soft, and the acidity is juicy. The finish has notes of warm spice such as nutmeg and cinnamon.


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Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2018