2009 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
2008 John Platter Guide 2009 - 4 Stars
Velvety dark plum colour with opaque centre and slightly paling rim. Classically styled with intense flavours of cassis, mulberry and blackcurrant overlaid with cedar and spice of judicious oak maturation. Seamlessly crafted tannins gives depth and balance to this splendid wine.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
This wine will reward you well for cellaring for 4 - 5 years.
A definite food wine excellent with fillet, Venison and cheese platters.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
Full, ripe grapes picked at 25Â° Balling. Yield of 7 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
Destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT 112 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 times per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French Oak Barrels for 18 months. 50% New Oak.