2021 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE WINNER

Môreson Widow Maker 2018

Môreson

Widow Maker 2018

WO Stellenbosch
Winemaker: Clayton Reabow
AV 15.03, RS 2.1, TA 5.6, PH 3.57

All grapes are selected from specific vineyard parcels which are hand harvested and cooled overnight. Bunches are de-stemmed by our automated de-stemming and sorting unit. Instead of crushing the berries, the berries are rather perforated with our cyclone crusher using centrifugal force to rupture the skin wall. Fermentation commences in open plastic fermenters with no cold soaking, as to avoid pyrazine extraction. The must is inoculated with yeast and fermented until dryness, with manual punch downs and pump overs at regular intervals. After a short post fermentation maceration, the wine is drained and skins pressed. The press fraction is kept separate to the free run fraction and transferred to barrel where the wine undergoes MLF. Maturation in French oak barrels lasted 20 months before racking and blending the components

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