2003 Veritas - Bronze
2003 John Platter Wine Guide 2004 - 4 star
2004 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April 2004 - Seal of Approval
2004 Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Wine Show Jun 2004 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Swiss International Airline Awards 2004 â€“ Seal of Approval
Veritas 2003 â€“ Bronze
John Platter 2004 â€“ 4 Stars
Medium deep purple colour, that is clear and sparkling. Clean nose with fresh berries and spice. Ripe fruits with cassis and cherries. Medium bodied with good juicy character. The nose follows well to the palate showing the blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Good lively finish.
Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 â€“ 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.
53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Pinotage
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following but do not forget to include your friends.1. Oxtail potjie2. Thai chicken3. Turkey and Mushroom pie
In The Vineyard
12 and 13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock were planted in Clovelly type soil. 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 6 months.