2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards Sept'06 - Double Gold
2006 Veritas Oct.'06 - Silver
2006 John Platter Wine Guide 2007 Nov.06 - 4½Stars
2007 International Wine & Spirits Competition,London July '07 - Silver
Michelangelo 2006 - Double Gold
Rich and complex with layers of ripe black cherry, smoky spice and vanilla; muscular with well honed tannins lending depth and structure to a satisfying core of ripe fruit; well integrated oak treatment with a lovely dry finish - 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: 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. Underwent malolactic fermentation in the tank before going into French Oak Barrels for 20 months. Used 30% New Oak.