2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards Sept.'05 - Silver
2005 Mundus Vini (Germany) Sept.'05 - Gold
2005 Veritas Oct.'05 - Silver
2005 John Platter Wine Guide 2006 Nov.'05 - 4 stars
2005 Singapore Wine for Asia Awards Nov.'05 - Gold
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award May '06 - 3rd place in class - Silver
2006 Veritas Oct.'06 - Bronze
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards - Bronze
Mundus Vini - Gold (Germany)
Wine for Asia Awards - Gold (Singapore)
Intense dark ruby colour with expressive flavours of roasted vegetables, smoked beef, leather and spice; black berry fruit on the palate adds another dimension to the savoury earthiness. Seamlessly crafted with good balance and structure.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
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 apples.2. Lamb Masala.3. 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.