Intense ruby colour with rich flavours of smoked beef, leather and spice; expansive sweet ripe plums and black berry fruit on the palate adds another dimension to the savoury vinosity. Seamlessly crafted with excellent tannic backbone and structure.
Can be enjoyed now for the fresh vibrant fruit. Cellaring for 2 â€“ 4 years will reward you well with secondary flavours and more complexity.
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following but do not forget to include your friends.1. Pork fillet in Phyllo pastry with apples2. Lamb Masala3. A variety of Brie, camembert and goats cheese
In The Vineyard
Estcourt type soil: i.e. Weathered granite topsoil on crumbly clay subsoil. Yield of 8 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
Grapes picked at full ripe - 25Âº Balling.
In The Cellar
Destalked, Fermented in stainless steel tanks with NT 112 yeast. Pumping over done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak barrels for 18 months. 30% New Oak. 12% Young Shiraz unwooded was blended back before bottling.