Deep ruby with saturated opaque centre; abundance of blackcurrant, fynbos and fennel with inky succulence and firm well-managed tannins; rich fruit is beautifully balanced with integrated oak flavours lending depth and complexity. Still somewhat unyielding of delights to come, but lovely structure and fruit will reward a few years cellaring with a luscious mouthful.
This wine will reward you well for cellaring for 6 - 8 years.
Delicious served with deboned lamb shoulder with black olive and herb stuffing.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
Full ripe grapes picked at 25° Balling.
In The Cellar
Destalked and fermented in stainless steel red wine tanks with NT 112 Yeast. Pumping over was done 4 x per day. Lightly pressed at 1 bar. Malolactic fermentation in tank before going to French oak barrels for 24 months. 50% New French oak.