Analysis

Creation Whale Pod 2013 Spyhopping Red

Wine of Origin

Walker Bay

Varietals

40% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot

Analysis

Alcohol 14.5%

Total Acidity 5.8 g/i

pH 3.6

Residual Sugar 1.0 g/l


Vinification and Aging

Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Two to three rackings were done during the maturation period, and light filtration preceded bottling. Barrel aging of ten months, with 100% 2nd, 3rd fill.


Tasting Notes

From the spectacular playground of the whales in the heart of South Africa’s celebrated Walker Bay Appellation, comes a wine reflecting its proud maritime origins. Deep incolor with vibrant tints of violet. A plush blend with waves of blackberry, whiffs of blackcurrant, and the distinctive stamp of good, tasted oak. Abundantly flavorsome and beautifully focused on the palate with generous berry supported by well-integrated tannins.