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1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

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La Motte 'Millenium' 2012

La Motte 'Millenium' 2012

Ref: A135712

A dusty, earthy nose with raspberry and mulberry fruit, cinnamon spice and a hint of mint, promising a complex wine. The first touch on the palate is velvety and juicy. The mid-palate is firm, but medium-bodied and the finish mineral-dry and lingering.

As was the case during the previous year, the growing season was preceded by a good winter that ensured even budding. Ample ground-water and cool soils delayed budding, and harvesting started later.Temperatures rose, with regular rain that promoted growth and caused favourable conditions for disease. Good leaf management was required. Heavy rain was also received during January. The harvest will be remembered for its magnitude in the Boland. In general, ripeness occurred at lower sugars. The alcohol level for the season will, therefore, be lower.

Grapes for the wine consist of Merlot (56%), Cabernet Franc (24%), Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot (10%). Before and after de-stalking, all the grapes were hand-sorted. The de-stalked berries were inoculated with yeast immediately. Fermentation was at between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius while the wine was pumped over. After fermentation the wine was left on the lees for a further 20 days in order to enhance extraction and body. Malolactic fermentation was partly in barrels.

The nose of this wine tells the story of how it was made. Raspberry (Merlot), a slight herbaciousnous (Cabernet Franc) and English toffee (oak) combine in a harmonious way. Malbec and Petit Verdot provide colour and spice. The palate is juicy and rich and leaves a lingering dry, fresh finish.

 Contains Sulphites

Region South Africa - Western Cape

Grape Cabernet Sauvgnon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Producer La Motte

Vintage 2012

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Medium Bodied

Food Beef/Lamb/Cheese

Drink Drink Now

Price: 8.52

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