Lomond Wines Romans Bay 1895 Cape South Coast 2020

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Lomond Wines Romans Bay 1895 Cape South Coast 2020

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 68%, Merlot 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lomond Wines

Tasting notes - Appealing aromas of blackberry and raspberry lead to a smooth, rich palate with polished and integrated tannins enveloping cherry notes. Beautifully integrated oak delivers delicate spicy notes through to a long, elegant finish.

Lomond Wines Romans Bay 1895 Cape South Coast 2020

Appealing aromas of blackberry and raspberry lead to a
smooth, richly flavoured palate with a lovely texture and a
subtle spicy note on the finish.
Producer Note
In 1999, Geoff McIver established the Lomond estate, which is situated on the Agulhas
Plain near the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas – the confluence of the
Indian and Atlantic Oceans- eight kilometres from the fishing village of Gansbaai and
within sight of the sea. The estate takes its name from the Ben Lomond Mountain in the
Uilenkraal Valley. Award-winning winemaker Hannes Meyer joined the team and skilfully
crafts a portfolio of stunning wines from this top winegrowing region, some of which are
named after the indigenous flora, known as 'Fynbos'. The vines are planted on as many
as 18 different soil types, which appear naturally in small pockets along the slopes and
produce intriguingly complex wines, with flavour profiles that differ significantly from one
block to the next. The terroir, climate and location of Lomond combine to create
superb single-vineyard wines. The vineyard is sustainably cultivated; Lomond is a
member of South Africa’s Integrated Production of Wine (IPW), Wine & Agricultural
Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) and the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy.
Vintage
2020 saw a dry winter and a warm, dry spring, resulting in early budburst. A dry
summer, combined with mild temperatures, resulted in an exceptionally long slow
ripening period and intense fruit flavours.
Vineyard
The grapes are grown in the Cape Agulhas wine region, where the sea breezes from
the Atlantic Ocean create a cool-microclimate. The winds blow directly off the ocean in
both a south easterly and south westerly direction, providing consistent freshness
throughout the summer and as a result, temperatures seldom reach above 30°C. This
cool climate creates a slow ripening period, allowing the grapes to build flavour
complexity and to produce naturally balanced wines. The diversity of soil types creates
wines with great dimension and structure. A triple wire vertical shoot system is used for
trellising, which helps to provide optimum sunlight and airflow and protects the vines
and shoots against the wind. Nature-friendly chemical sprays are used if necessary
along with copper treatments. Satellite technology helps to determine optimal ripening.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested and left to cool overnight in cold-rooms. A
combination of crushed fruit and whole bunch fermentation produced greater flavour
complexity. The grapes were vinified with selected yeast at 26°C. A combination of
pump overs and punch downs were used, to achieve the desired levels of colour,
flavour and fine tannin extraction. The fermenting must spent 15 days on the skins, prior
to being gently pressed. Malolactic conversion took place in tank, before the wine was
matured in French oak barrels for 14 months, of 3rd and 4th fill.
Tasting Note
Appealing aromas of blackberry and raspberry lead to a smooth, rich palate with
polished and integrated tannins enveloping cherry notes. Beautifully integrated oak
delivers delicate spicy notes through to a long, elegant finish.
Grape
Shiraz 68%, Merlot 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%

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