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Ouskool | Rhône-style Red

R290.00

Ouskool is usually a blend of Shiraz, Viognier, Mourvedre and Grenache, dictated by the specific vintage.

The Platters Wine Guide

 

Tim Atkins Award | 91 Points

Description

Description

Ouskool is usually a blend of Shiraz, Viognier, Mourvédre and Grenache, dictated by the specific vintage.

 

As a rule, Viognier will ripen before Shiraz and is considered “spice” in a Rhône-style blend, with the high ripeness at which it is harvested providing a pleasant dried apricot character to the wine. Grenache adds red berry fruit flavours to the blend and Mourvèdre a pleasant earthiness. This wine is limited to the ten best barrels in the cellar.

 

As a rule, the composition of any blend will be determined by the vintage. The 2014 vintage forced us to exclude the later ripening varieties such as Grenache and Mourvèrdre from this release due to excessive rain late in the picking season.

 

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Info

Year: 2016, Alcohol: 14.86 Vol%, Residual Sugar: 2.90 g/l, Total Acidity: 6.86 g/l, pH: 3.49, SO2 (free): 38 ppm