43% Merlot, 43% Cabernet sauvignon, 14% Pinot noir
Cultus Red 17
Alcohol by volume
Vinification & Maturation
All of our red wine goes more or less through the same old fashion methode, with no big intervention in the process, we let nature do their job. Maceration is depending on the year, but generally it lasts from 10 – 30 days.
We use yeast from the wineyard to start fermentation (spontaneous fermentation). After fermentation we continue malolactic fermentation with intense batonnage for 6 month in oak barrels, with no sulfite. The maturation process continues for 18-20 months in oak barrels. Before we are bottling the wine it will be decanted for two months in a stainless steel tank.
Top notes of roast meat and bacon . The base notes are equally woodsy and filled up by savory and sweet spices. Middle notes are sweet, vibrant and crunchy fruitiness of cassis, black cherry and pomegranate. Tannins are ripe and sweet with a hint of youthful firmness. Only lightly astringent, which stretches the end palate well without overstaying the welcome. It goes very well with red meat, game, lamb and mature cheese. Serve at 16-19°C. In the glass it shows a dark ruby red colour with beautiful reflections.
Alcohol by volume: 13,5 % vol.
Barrel maturation: 15-24 months.
The wine is unfiltrated and a minimum amount of sulfide was added just before bottling.