Kleinood Tamboerskloof Mourvédre (meevaller) 2022

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Description

(die pierewaaiers) = (the dandies)

A collection of rare Tamboerskloof wines
inspired by the exceptional grapes that cross our path.

“The charm of these wines lies in the quality of the grapes,
the care of the hands that create them,
and the soul of the places that they come from.”

Each wine comes in a recycled paper bag,
tied at the top with a thinly cut tyre tube.

Kleinood Tamboerskloof Mourvédre (meevaller) 2022

From the small patch of fickle Mourvèdre grapes grown on Kleinood Farm, the Tamboerskloof Syrah takes its share. With this vintage, what remained was too good to waste, and we created this wine.

meevaller = money from home, a windfall

Only 3 barrels produced.

The medium-light colour and the attractive strawberry and spice on the nose suggest a light bodied, even frivolous, wine. However, the leather, tobacco box and mocha notes allude to something more.

With the fresh entry fresh showing sour cherry and strawberry, the wine moves to good weight on the mid-pallet and texture all-round with hints of oak, vanilla and spice.

The finish lingers on with chocolate and cherry, yet stays focussed due to a good acidity level.

An exceptional combination of weight and texture with a youthful freshness.

Mourvèrdre is a sensitive and fickle variety,
which does not regularly produce
a complete and balanced vintage
such as 2022.

WINEMAKING RECORD

Harvest date: 17 March 2022

Bunches are picked in 17kg crates at a balling of 22.3,
sorted, de-stemmed, re-sorted and crushed slightly.
Using gravity, the grapes are transported to an open square stainless-steel tank. Juice is fermented at 25 degrees Celsius and left for 14 days for maceration.
30% whole bunch fermented.

Bottling date: 6 September 2023

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13.8 % volume
Total Acid: 5.37 g/l
pH: 3.52
Residual Sugar: 1.66 g/l

GRAPES

100% Mourvèdre

ASPECT

North Facing

ALTITUDE

170-180 m above MSL

AGE OF VINES

2001

CELLARING POTENTIAL

5-10 years
Excellent young too

FOOD PAIRING

The wine will pair well with beef, accompanied by fresh berries and herbs.

Additional information

Wines

Bottle (750ml), Case (6x 750ml)