2003 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
2003 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 Nov.'03 - 4 Stars
2004 John Platter Wine Guide 2005 Nov.'04 - 3½ Stars
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Gold
John Platter Guide 2004 - 4 Stars
A pale yellow colour with honey, raisins and cinnamon spice on the nose. Sweet Hanepoot fruitiness with a hint of crispy acidity to balance the 214g of sugar.
Maturation potential of 30 years.
Serve over fresh fruit salad for dessert or serve over crushed ice with a dash of bitter lemon for a cocktail.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel and a crumbly clay sub soil. Yield of 8 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
Cold morning grapes were picked, destalked, crushed and pumped into red wine fermenters where enzymes for flavour extraction were added. 24-hour skin contact was given before being lightly pressed. The juice was settled clean and treated with Bentonite to make protein stable before being fortified to 18% Alc.