2009 Wine Magazine's Best Value Awards - Best Value for Money Award
2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Deep ruby colour with a purple/meniscus. Sweet ripe spiced plum and red berry fruits brushed with oak vanillin; smooth tannins and multi-layered melange of fruit creates a richly textured mouthful; approachable and seductive with a velvety finish. This wine will reward 2-3 years cellaring although it already delivers great pleasure.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 - 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.
54% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
12 and 13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock were planted in weathered granite type soil.
About The Harvest
Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 112 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. 4 Pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was oaked in French oak for 9 months.