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2013 Longridge Ekliptika


Tasting Notes
Ekliptika is named after the orbit the stars, planets and moon takes around the sun. The name and the label illustrate our biodynamic way of farming. This Bordeaux style blend is shaped to suit our unique terrior and is composed of the best batches Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

TERROIR - Rooted in deep decomposed granite over clay soils on the slopes of the Helderberg. The vineyards enjoy the refreshingly cool breezes from False Bay during the hot summer days, and cool mountain winds during the evening, resulting in even ripening of the berries.

VITICULTURE - The vineyards are meticulously cared for by hand. The crop is reduced to ensure maximum quality. Organic and biodynamic practises are employed by not using any pesticides, herbicides or chemical spray.

VINIFICATION - This wine is made naturally and in a biodynamic way and aged in French oak for 22 months. No commercial yeasts, enzymes or fining agents were used. It is further not filtered or cold stabilized and may therefore in time show harmless sediment. With proper ageing this wine will improve over the next 15 years.

ORIGIN - Stellenbosch

PRODUCTION - Jasper Raats, Albert le Roux, Hendrien de Muck

Blend - Cabernet Franc 37%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 28%

Alcohol: 14.0 %    Bottles: 3000

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