- Arra Vineyards, R44, Klapmuts, 7654
- 021 875 5363
About the Winery
Arra Vineyards Cape Vintage 2008
About the wine
Deep red, brown hue that compliments the age of the age. It has aromas of cigar box, tea leaves and black cherry, blackcurrant and blue berry. Hints of caramel, cinnamon and hazelnut fills the glass. Sticky sweet palate with good weight to fill all corners of the palate.
Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Sweets
Pontac, Ruby Cabernet, Souzao, Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional
Cape Town, Western Cape
|Segment best suited for||
Boutique, Off premise, On premise
Earthy, Fruity, Spicy
Grapes are specially selected for this range. Hand-picked at optimum ripeness, destemmed and hand sorted on a sorting table making sure only the best berries are going to tank. 20% of the juice are being drawn off to concentrate the juice-berry ratio. A percentage of stems was also added to the tanks, to extract optimum spiciness. Cold soaking for 3-4 days at low temperatures. Fermentation took place at 22 degrees with regular pump overs and punch downs. Fortification with natural grape spirits stopped the fermentation, leaving residual sugar leftover in the wine. The Port was then fortified, racked to barrel and underwent an aging process of 10 years before bottling.
Keep up to 10 years