Hercules Paragon SMVC

 

PARAGON SMCV

This unique robust blend is  perfectly and uniquely styled from Shiraz, matured for 14 months in small French barrels for its soft vanilla and spicy flavour, the Mourvédre is artfully matured for 8 months in small French barrels. The Cinsaut and Viognier is fresh, well structured and gives the blend its signature full body ripe open character.

 

Tasting Notes

This unique robust blend is perfectly and uniquely styled from Shiraz,matured for 14 months is small french oak barrels for its soft vanilla andspicy flavour, the Mourvedre is artfully matured for 8 months in smallfrench barrels. The Cinsaut and Viognier is fresh, well structured andgives the blend its signature full body ripe open character. It finishes offwith ripe dark fruits, rounded with good tannins.

 

Enjoy With

The wine should ideally be enjoyed in a large round glass that will bringout the flavours uniquely styled by the winemaker to compliment yourfavourite steak.

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

 

Geography

 Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areascold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard 

The vineyards are planted on South Westernly slopes in the area of Paarl. The vineyards are all trellised, 5-wire Perold system. Most are irrigated.Harvested mid-February.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 6 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 25°B.

 

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins for 7 – 12 days after which the skins are pressedand the wine inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondaryfermentation. The malolactic fermentation takes place in small bariques.On completion the wines are racked and aged for 12 – 18 months inFrench and American bariques. Wine is given only one coarse filtrationprior to bottling. Blend Information 80% Shiraz; 10% Mouverdre; 6% Cinsaut; 4% Viognier.    

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 14.2%
pH 3.50
Residual Sugar 3.30g/l
Total Acid 5.79 g/l
Volatile Acid 0,65 g/l
SO2 45mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Dry/Wooded