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Wine Awards

2012 Mitre’s Edge Sholto:
Novare SA Terroir Wine 2015 Awards – National Winner and Paarl District (Simonsberg- Paarl Ward) – Top Red Blend
Simonsberg Paarl
Bordeaux Style Blend
14.00 %
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Lola Nicholls
Open vat
Stainless steel basket press
Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank
Barrel matured in 225 l barrels
12 - 14 months
Actual Alcohol – 14.25 %
Residual Sugar – 1.4 g/l
Volatile acidity – 0.59 g/l
pH – 3.55
Total acidity – 5.5 g/l
F SO2 Rip – 12 mg/l
T SO2 Rip – 79 mg/L

36% Cabernet Sauvignon
24% Merlot
24% Cabernet Franc
16% Petit Verdot

2550 l / 3400 bottles
11 October 2018

General Comments

Deep rich garnet colour with delicate Christmas cake notes on the nose followed through with soft black fruits and well-balanced tannins on the palate. Pairs well with venison stews, pepper fillet steaks or chateaubriand

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18 hectares
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot
MEO3, ME02, ME04, ME09, ME07
Predominantly Clovelly, with small areas of Oakleaf (Cv1, Oa1 and Oa3)
Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) as prescribed by the Wine and Spirit Board
Bernard Nicholls
Danie Kritzinger – Agrimotion
Bertus de Clerk – de Clerk Landboudienste

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Mitre's Edge Winery & Vineyard, R44 Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa