V I T I C U L T U R E
Vineyards planted in decomposed granite soils with westerly facing slopes were identified in the Franschhoek, Swartland and Breede River areas to make this Mediterranean style blend. Well-manicured and settled vines, yielding between 4 – 6 tonnes/ha.
H A R V E S T
Grapes were harvested by hand between 24°C – 25.5°C Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.
W I N E M A K I N G
Fermentation took place in open top fermenters at 28°C with 4 punch downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 bar pressure after a short period on the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in older 225L and 500L French oak barrels. All six varietals were matured separately in a barrel for a total maturation time of 15 months. All six varietals were vinified completely separately and then blended for bottling.
T A S T I N G N O T E
This intriguing blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Tannat is silky soft on the palate with
succulent tannins and notes of white pepper, red fruit, chocolate and cherry tobacco on the nose. This wine was matured in small French oak barrels for 15 months and all grapes used to make this wine were picked by hand.
C E L L A R I N G
Aging potential: ± 6 years.
F O O D P A I R I N G
Enjoy with ostrich or beef carpaccio, duck, venison and rump steak with pepper sauce.
A N A L Y S I S
Alc 14. % | Residual Sugar 3.4 g/l | HA 5.4 g/l | pH 3.5
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