Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal
Saturated ruby with slightly paling rim, layered savoury-sweet flavours of spiced dark cherries, toasted oak, mocha, dark chocolate and leather; good depth yet not too extracted with earthy berry fruit and finely honed tannins giving balance and structure; a well-defined, expressive finish; perfect partner with ostrich steak served with a red wine reduction.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 4 - 5 years for the development of secondary characteristics.
52% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
15 and 20 year old trellised vines on R110 rootstock were planted in weathered granite type soil. Yield of 6 - 7 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 50 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. Four pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in French oak for 23 months.