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Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats
Main Variety : Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 3.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.59 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
 
  • 2014 - rated Best Bordeaux style blend at the SAWi awards  (2017).
  • 2014 - scored 93 points by WInemag for the Cape Bordeuax Red Blends Report (June 2017).
  • 2014 - scored 92 points in "Year's Best South Africa" by the Wine & Spirits Magazine Review (May 2017).
  • 2014 - scored 93 points by Wine Spectator (January 2017).
  • 2014 - 5 stars John Platter 2017.
  • 2014 - scored 95 points by Tim Atkin - 2016 South Africa Special Report (September 2016).
  • 2014 - scored 93 points at the Riscura Redhot Wine Awards (June 2016). 
  • 2014 - scored 91 points by the Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2016).
  • 2014 - SAWI Platinum Award (June 2015).
  • 2013 - scored 92 point at the RisCura Redhot Wine Awards and was selected one of the TOP 2 wines (2015).
  • 2013 - scored 94 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (December 2015).
  • 2013 - 5 stars John Platter 2016. 
  • 2013 - scored 95 points by Tim Atkin (2015).
  • 2013 - SAWI Platinum award (2015).
  • 2012 - scored 94 points by Wine Enthusiast and was chosen as one of the TOP 100 Cellar Selection (December 2015)
  • 2012 - scored 91+ points by Stephen Tanzer (June 2015)
  • 2012 - 4½ stars John Platter 2015. 
  • 2012 - scored 96 points by Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate (October 2014).
  • 2012 - scored 94/100 by Wine Journalist, Jamie Goode on his wine blog (July 2014).
  • 2012 - scored 95 points by Tim Atkin (July 2014). 
  • 2012 - scored 97 points and also one of the highest rated wines by SAWI (June 2014).
  • 2012 - nominated 5 star John Platter award (2014)
  • 2011 - Scored 94 pionts from Wine Enthusiast (December 2015).

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Tasting Notes

Deep, dark intense ruby colour. Blackcurrant and black cherry fruit with hints of violets, cedar and cinnamon. Rich and complex with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. This wine shows a consistent, linear flavour profile with a polished finish.

Click here to watch a video of Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats on Mvemve Raats de Compostella.

Ageing Potential

Bottled in January 2016, the wine will drink even better in time. The wine can mature over 10 to 15 years if cellered correctly.

Blend Information
41% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec,14% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot.
In The Vineyard

Each variety was harvested separately from specially chosen vineyards in the Stellenbosch area.

About The Harvest

Grape Sugar: 24° - 25° Balling
Acidity: 6 - 7. g/l
pH at Harvest: 3 - 3.5

In The Cellar

The aim with this wine was to take each of the five components and make a varietal wine in it’s own right. The wines were then tasted blind after one year in barrel. The wines that scored less than 90 points were not considered for the final blend. The percentage components of the blend were determined by the scores achieved in the blind tasting. The resultant cuvee is called De Compostella (‘The Compilation of Stars’).

Wood Ageing
Each variety spent 12 months in barrel as a single variety wine before the wines were blended. Thereafter the blended wine was matured for another 12 months, giving a total of 24 months in barrel, a third of which was in new French Oak, a further third in 2nd fill and a final third in 3rd fill French oak barrels.


Other Vintages
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2015 Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2014 Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2013 Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2012 Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2011 Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2009 Mzokhona Mvemve and Bruwer Raats Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2008 Bruwer Raats and Mzo Mvemve Cabernet Franc
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2007 Bruwer Raats and Mzo Mvemve Cabernet Franc

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