Post House Blueish Black, the name Blueish Black refers to a term used in stamp collecting and how a stamp is described in a stamp catalogue. It refers to the description of a stamp in terms of its colour tint variation. A stamp which should have been mostly black but has blue undertones would be described as blueish black. The name also refers to the colour of the wine which has a dark blue tinge.
Method: The grapes were fermented separately, using selected and natural yeasts from the vineyard. Open tank fermenters are used with the skins pushed down 4 – 8 times during peak fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank where the wine had minimal handling. The wines were racked 3 times over a 13 month period. Sulphur levels were kept to a minimum. Fermentation temperature: Max 28° C Wood ageing: 25% barrel aged for 13 months in 225 liter French and European barrels.
Alcohol: 14.0% vol. Blend Percentages: Shiraz 41% Extract: 28.1 g/L Pinotage 29% Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/L Cabernet Sauvignon 24% Merlot 6% Total SO2: 66 mg/L Total Acid: 4.9 g/L pH: 3.75 Maturation Potential: 4-5 years
TASTING NOTES Dark blueish black wine with good colour. A nose of mulberries, red currant and ripe strawberries with a hint of pepper and spice. Full bodied rich wine with supple soft tannins for easy drinking. Enjoy now or keep for up to 4-5 years. 4350 cases (x6btls) produced. Wine of Origin Stellenbosch