Amani i am 1 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.38 %vol
pH : 3.22
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.63 g/l
SO2 : 122 mg/l
Free SO2 : 37 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
The i am One 2006 shows a deep red dark cherry colour. Nose: Wine starts of with a menthol note mixed with yellow spices, sweet inviting impression on the nose, with mocha, licorice. Palate: The wine shows good balance between acid, tannin and alcohol content. The wine has a limy entrance and the menthol and spice aroma follows through onto the palate. The wine shows good intensity of fruit and a well managed tannin structure that goes over into supple ripe cherry fruit flavours that lingers.
Blend Information
Merlot 37%, Cabernet Sauvignon 32%, Shiraz 6%, Cabernet Franc 25%
Food Suggestions
Amani has a very versatile wine that will go well with all beef and game dishes. Wild fowl with berry fruits will be a truly delectable experience. I am 1 is the perfect wine for special occasions and elegant dinners!
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch.
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked at 24.5 and 25°B from 8 year old vines.
Yield = 6 tons/ha.
The first fruit selection occurs in the vineyard.
In The Cellar
The sorting of the grapes starts off with a bunch selection and then a berry selection in the cellar. The wine is a blend of both spontaneous fermentation and a inoculate portion. All four varieties were fermented separately and blended after 12 months barrel maturation. The wines undergo melolatic fermentation in the barrels after the addition of chosen melolatic cultures.

Maturation: The wine spent 12 months in French oak.

Other Vintages
Amani I am 1 2010 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani I am 1 2009 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani I am 1 2008 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani i am 1 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani i am 1 2007 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani i am 1 2006 Carmen Stevens Merlot

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