1999 Veritas - Bronze
2000 Veritas - Silver
2000 International Wine Challenge (London) - Bronze
Young, vibrant and complex with layers of cherry, currant, chocolate, coffee and smoky oak flavours with a little gaminess on the finish. Generous and supple and appealingly soft and fleshy. Beautifully put together.
Tempting now but thereâ€™s promise there to age for up to five years.
Serve at room temperature (18 - 20ÂºC) with Lamb, Ham, Duck or Mushrooms.
In The Vineyard
Soil: Estcourt type, weathered granite topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub soil.
Yield: 8 ton/hectare
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot (12 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock)
About The Harvest
Grapes harvested at 24 - 25Âº Balling.
In The Cellar
Fermented dry on the skins with the aid of NT 112 yeast. The wine was matured for 17 months in small French oak barrels.