Diemersdal MM Louw Estate Red
This classically styled Bordeaux blend was made up through a careful selection process
to find those barrels that would complement one another best and give the utmost
expression of the Diemersdal vineyards and winery. The nose shows lead-pencil
shavings, fresh red berries and blackcurrants. On the palate all components are in
balance with a lengthy elegant finish.
The grapes were hand harvested at 24ºB, crushed and de-stemmed. Skin contact
of 24 hours, pressed and settled for 36 hours. Racked and inoculated with
selected yeast, VIN7. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation in 2nd fill 500L French Oak
barrels, temperature controlled at 16-18ºC.
Post fermentation lees contact of 8 months in barrel, stirred up once a week to
enhance mouth feel and concentration. The wine was bottled unfiltered and
sediment may occur after time.
The MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc is made from carefully selected grapes and
fermented in French oak barrels to ensure a wine with a full, rich mouthfeel and
a long finish. The flavours fynbos, asparagus and tropical fruit are underpinned by
a core of minerality and complex fruit and vanilla flavours.
Pan-seared tuna or fresh salmon with a fennel and olive oil dressing.
2014 vintage: Double Gold – Veritas ‘15
2013 vintage: Gen. Smuts trophy – Young Wine Show SA ‘13
2013 vintage: Gold Medal – Concours Mondiall du Sauvignon ‘14
2013 vintage: South African Sauvignon Blanc Trophy – International Wine Challenge ‘14
2013 vintage: Gold Medal – Veritas ‘14