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HERMANUSPIETERSFONTEIN (HPF) - KLEINBOET

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Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes
Alcohol +-14.0% Vol
Appearance Brick red to deep purple
Aroma Black currant, lavender, black olive, fynbos
Palate Fruit intensity, supple and round, harmonious

Vineyard
Altitude 200-297m
Soil Well-drained soil; good water retention. Important percentage of clay in topsoil
Yield 5.5 tons per hectare (37hl/ha)

Vinification
Maceration 3-4 days cold maceration before fermentation; +- 3 punch-downs per day
Fermentation temp 24-26ºC
Malolactic fermentation In tank

Maturation
Maturation All 5 varieties blended together and aged as a blend for 24 months in 6000ltr French oak foudre
In bottle pre-release 12 months
Ageing potential 7-10 years and longer