STELLEKAYA IS A FAMILY OWNED BOUTIQUE WINERY, THAT HAND CRAFTS RED WINE FROM CAREFULLY SELECTED VINEYARDS IN THE STELLENBOSCH REGION.
STELLEKAYA HERCULES 2017
Inspired by the constellation Hercules, the gian red is Rasalgethi. Hercules is known as "the Hero" after completing "the twelve labours".
Site: North of Stellenbosch
Altitude: 180 metres
Soil Type: Tukulu
Age of Vines: 13 years
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation
Grapes were handpicked at full ripeness in February 2017. The yield was approximately 8 tons.
Maceration: Cold soaked for 3 days
Fermentation: Open micro fermenters
Pressing: Basket Pressed
Malolactic fermentation: In the barrel
Maturation: 27 months in French Oak
Bottled: July 2019
Blend: 96% Sangiovese, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production: 2260 litres
This wine shows rich concentrated flavours of red cherries and raspberries that is beautifully complimented by aromas of tomato leaves, tobacco, cloves and cracked pepper. Vibrant acidity with a smoth and soft palate with a savoury finish.
This wine compliments fresh foods and Mediterranean foods. Anti-pastas or Veal with Parmesan shavings and Truffle Oil.
4 to 6 years
Alc: 13.80% vol
Rs: 2.5 g/l
TA: 5.8 g/l