A medium-bodied wooded red wine made from the well known grape varietal that is uniquely South African. A well balanced wine, boasting ripe plum, berry and clove flavours.
Savoury dishes, first class with venison.
WINE OF ORIGIN
Western Cape Province of South Africa
Cold wet winters, hot dry summers.
IN THE VINEYARD
All the vineyards are bush vines, which are not irrigated. Vineyards are on the warmer north and north westerly slopes. Basic canopy and crop management. Harvest date beginning February.
BALLING AT HARVEST: 24 – 25.5°B
IN THE CELLAR
Fermented on skins for 7 – 12 days after which the skins are pressed and the wine is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate malolactic fermentation. On completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured on French oak for 3 – 4 months. Thereafter the wine is filtered and stabilized to bottling.