Meinert Synchronicity 2015

R36000

From: Martin Meinert and Brendan Butler make a very small and personalised range of wines in limited quantities at the hillside Devon Crest vineyard outside Stellenbosch. Each wine is created with much thought and care 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 Hutton soils, are between 10 (Cabernet Franc) to 25 years old and receive no irrigation. Average yield of 4.5 tons/ha.

Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
Merlot 35%
Pinotage 13%
Cabernet Franc 8.5%
Petit Verdot 8.5%

Winemaking: Fermented with natural yeasts and aged in separately in batches in mostly new French oak for twelve months. After a long and meticulous tasting to ensure only the best components are included in this cuvee, the individual wines are blended and matured for a further 18 months in 100% new French oak barriques. The wine undergoes a light filtration prior to bottling and thereafter is matured in bottle until it is deemed market ready.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.36 vol%
Residual sugar 1.9 g/l
Total acidity 6.1 g/l
pH 3.57

Comments:  The 2015 Synchronicity may be considered a benchmark in its class, epitomizing the unique terroir of Devon Valley in Stellenbosch. The 2015 follows on the great vintage of 2013 (no Synchronicity 2014 was made) and reflects the virtues of one of South Africa’s greatest vintages offering layered red, black and purple fruit with subtle savory nuance starting to develop. This dense and well-structured wine offers impeccable maturation potential, quite easily for the next 15 – 20 years. One is cautioned not to choose a favourite child, but this is a near impossible task when a wine such as the Synchronicity is included in one’s portfolio… 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. No magnums bottled.

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

Blend:

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

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

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