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Wine Making: How our red wine is made

The harvesting process has come to an end, and now we’re busy with the making of our special 2016 red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

After hand picking grapes in 20kg crates, we carefully select the best to use for our award-winning wines. The Red must is then fermented with skins on to extract the colour, tannin and flavour compounds from the grapes. Next we start the fermentation process, using natural or commercial yeast at 24-28°C for up to seven days. This ensures that the remaining sugar is turned into alcohol.

After the fermentation process is completed, the wine is then pressed, filtered and separated into wine and solids. The wine is then settled in tanks to settle on the lees.

The wine is then matured in French barrels for up to 18 months. After maturing the wine is pre-blended for tasting, where our specific Mt Vernon blends are made up. The wine is then filtered, and finally bottled, for you to enjoy.



R330 per case
R165 per half case

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