Meinert Synchronicity 2013

R34300

From:  At Devon Crest Vineyard just outside Stellenbosch, Meinert Wines are made in a personalised range, in limited volumes. Each wine takes its journey from vine to barrel with much science, care and creativity to ensure uniqueness and individual character.

Vineyards: Synchronicity is our flagship wine, the annual reflection of this prime Devon Valley site. We select the best batches of each of our varietals and blend according to the strengths of each vintage, seeking complexity and balance. The vines grow in our red-brown deep rich soils, are between 4 (Petit Verdot) to 24 years old and receive no irrigation. Average yield 4.5 tons/ha.

Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon 39%
Merlot 23%
Pinotage 20%
Petit Verdot 10%
Cabernet franc 8%

Winemaking: Fermented with natural yeasts, aged in separate batches in mostly new French oak for about six months, then blended and matured for a further 18 months. Polished with a light egg white fining and bottled in December 2014.

Analysis:
Alcohol 13.61 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5g/l
Total acidity 5.9 g/l
pH 3.59
Total extract 29.6g/l
Total sulphur 35 mg/l

Comments: The 2013 Synchronicity is one of the greats, alongside 2009 and 2003, and perhaps 2015. Beautiful rich colour, deep and bright. Still taught and a little enigmatic in youth it should begin to reveal its true character from 2018 onwards. An elegant, fresh vintage, one that should age until at least 2030. Food suggestions: prime rib steak with a balsamic reduction, roasted springbok loin marinated in spices and red wine, oven roasted wild guinea fowl with a Synchronicity reduction sauce. A very limited bottling of magnums too.

Category: Product ID: 1587

Description

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Blend:

The blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (19%) and Pinotage (14%).

Analysis:

Alcohol 14.56 vol%
Residual sugar 1.8 g/l
Total acidity 6.3 g/l
pH 3.57
Total extract 31.0g/l

Blend:

A unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot (28%) Pinotage (12%) and Cabernet franc (2%).

Analysis:

Alcohol 14.19 vol%
Residual sugar 2.3 g/l
Total acidity 5.7 g/l
pH 3.57
Total extract 30.5g/l

Blend:

Consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (39%), Merlot (39%), Pinotage (13%) and Cabernet franc (9%)

Analysis:

Alcohol 13.86 vol%
Residual sugar 1.2g/l
Total acidity 6.0 g/l
pH 3.65
Total extract 31.0g/l
Total sulphur: 59 mg/l

Blend:

A fusion of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (15%), Pinotage (15%) and Cabernet franc (5%).

Analysis:

Alcohol 14.66 vol%
Residual sugar 3.0g/l
Total acidity 5.9 g/l
pH 3.58
Total extract 31.4g/l
Total sulphur 62 mg/l

Blend:

Cabernet Sauvignon 53%
Merlot 33%
Pinotage  7%
Cabernet franc 7%

Analysis:

Alcohol 14.43 vol%
Residual sugar 2.3g/l
Total acidity  5.8 g/l
pH 3.54
Total extract 31.0g/l
Total sulphur 40 mg/l

Blend:

Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Merlot 20%
Pinotage 10%
Cabernet franc 10%

Analysis:

Alcohol 15.16 vol%
Residual sugar 2.1g/l
Total acidity 5.8 g/l
pH 3.75
Total extract 31.0g/l
Total sulphur 36 mg/l

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