Veritas Wine Awards, 2013 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA 2013 - Silver
A muscular three-way Bordeaux style blend that exudes power and concentration, tied up in a structure of fine grained tannin and bright acidity that not only promise extensive evolution, but also entices with every visit to the glass. Brooding dark fruit tightly packed in an intricate frame are delivered with great purity and finesse. A dollop of Malbec contributes the plush, accessible sweet fruit that broadens the palate in its youth, while ageing will unwrap classical pencil lead and cigar box flavours.
Mature for up to 8 years.
72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Malbec
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends!1. Rack of Lamb with rosemary roast potatoes.2. Rolled loin of Kudu.3. Selection of Cape Cheeses.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
About The Harvest
Yield of 6 - 7 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
The three cultivars were vinified and separately matured in small, 100% new French oak barrels for 24 months before being blended together.