CERNO 2020 ANALYSIS
At Mischa Estate, we like to do things a little differently, because this way we can bring you the very best wines every time. Here we are with a Mischa flagship wine, the Cerno 2020.
Alcohol: 14.8% vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l.
Total Acidity: 5.2 g/l.
VA: 0.66 g/l
CERNO 2020 QUICK NOTES
APPEARANCE: Alluring, deep ruby colour with a slight hue of garnet in the rim.
NOSE: An array of perfectly ripe mulberries, black berries and raspberries backed up by smooth cedar and oak spice. This complex aroma profile is finished off by the pleasant scent of forest floor after summer rain.
PALATE: Silky smooth tannins round off flavours of blackberry jam and beautifully ripe plum. This wine is full-bodied yet elegant and can be indulged in right now, but will benefit from 10-15 years of aging. The long-lasting aftertaste of dark berry fruit and sweet spice will leave anybody opening a bottle of Cerno wanting more.
PAIRING: This wine pairs absolutely beautifully with succulent lamb draped in raspberry jus. Dark chocolate infused with salted caramel also brings the best out of our flagship wine.
AGEING: This amazing wine can be enjoyed right now and can also be laid to rest for 10 to 15 years.
Our exclusive Cerno is a terroir based blend of noble varieties that best epitomise the virtues of our complex and time-worn soils. Cerno in Latin means to sift through or unearth. We chose this name because Andrew Barns, our winemaker, has been focused on working towards the goal of trying to unearth this wine for over 6 years. After extensive work in the vineyards and nursery, Andrew has chosen components from various and unique sites on our estate that blend together to create a harmonious that has been defined as “Timeless”, “Symphonic” and “Demonstrates great depth”.
Yields per Hectare: 8 Tons per Hectare
Cases produced: 415
Appellation: Wine of Origin, Groenberg, Wellington
Filtration and fining: Minimum fining with a single pass filtration
Varietal composition: 45% Cabernet Franc; 45% Merlot; 10% Petite Verdot
Wood treatment: 12 Months in a combination of tight-grain French and American oak.