Amani I am 1 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.26 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 2.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.03 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.65 g/l
SO2 : 101 mg/l
Free SO2 : 29 mg/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
The Amani I am 1 2009, has a beautiful deep ripe cherry colouring. The wine shows a clear fruit driven nose. Showing loads of black fruit, graphite and an inviting toast impression fused with fresh lime and sweet liquorice expression. A good fusion of mineral saltiness and the sweet appeal of a warm climate. A smooth palate entrance, showing a delicate tannin structure. The mid palate has sweet ripe black fruit, balanced with a fresh acidity and a prominent but not dominating oak influence. The wine has a delicate palate weight with good fruit to support the overall blend.
Blend Information
36%Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 10% Shiraz,3%Malbec,2% Petit Verdot
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Soil Type: Fernwood and Longlands
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 24.5 and 25° B from 11 year old vines. Yield = 6 tons/ha. The first fruit selection occurs in the vineyard.
In The Cellar
The sorting of the grapes in the cellar starts off with a bunch selection followed by individual berry sorting. The wine is a blend of both spontaneous fermentation and pre-selected yeast cultures.

All six varietals were fermented separately and blended after 12 months of barrel aging. Malolactic fermentation is initiated in barrel with 3 rackings during the year of aging.

Maturation: This wine matured for 12 months in French oak barrels of which 13% was new oak. The final blend is a composition of selected barrel in the cellar.

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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