An intense bouquet of dark berries and plums with secondary aromas of warm spices and a hint of tobacco. Poised and elegant upfront, the mid-palate opens to a generous flourish of cassis and dark chocolate supported by plush tannins leading to a dry and lingering finish. Enjoy now with rich cuts of red meat or spicy vegan dishes or be rewarded after careful cellaring over the next 10 years.
Most of the fruit for this wine is from our own farm with a few selected parcels from a special property near the ocean in False Bay
After four consecutive dry winter seasons (2015-2018) the excellent rainfall in 2019 did manage to offer some relief. The effect of additional water could be seen immediately in the vineyards and we had a particularly good growing season. The crop returned to an almost normal level, and the good growing conditions and vine health set the scene and created expectations for an outstanding harvest.
. After de-stemming the grapes were fermented as whole berries in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and traditional open-top fermenters. After primary fermentation the free run wine was transferred to 300l French oak barrels; 60% new, 40% 2nd and 3rd fill and left to mature for 20 months.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics