Amani i am 1 2007
Technical Analysis
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.00 %vol
pH : 3.49
RS : 2.7 g/l
Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.53 g/l
SO2 : 97 mg/l
Free SO2 : 41 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity

Tasting Notes
The i am One 2007 shows a deep cherry red colour. The wine shows a complexity of menthol notes mixed with yellow spice and tobacco, ripe cherry, cassis and a refreshing lime edge. The palate exhibits good balance between a refreshing acid, elegant tannin structure and integrated alcohol content. The wine has a limy mineral entrance mixed with a menthol tabacco and cherry fruit that flows over to liquorice on the after palate. The elegance of the tannins good retention as well as balanced wood adds to the overall impression on the persistent after palate.
Blend Information
28% Merlot 27% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Cabernet Franc 14% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot 4% Shiraz
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
Yield = 6 tons/ha.
The first fruit selection occurs in the vineyard.
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 24.5 and 25° Balling from 8 year old vines.
In The Cellar
The sorting of the grapes in the cellar starts off with bunch selection followed by single berry sorting. The wine is a blend of both spontaneous fermentation and yeast cultivars were chosen beforehand. All five varietals were fermented separately and blended after 12 months of barrel ageing. Malolactic fermentation is initiated in the barrel with three rackings during the year of ageing.

Maturation: The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak of which 25% was new 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
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Amani i am 1 2007 Carmen Stevens Merlot
Amani i am 1 2006 Carmen Stevens Merlot

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