This wine shows an abundance of black cherry, dark berry and cassis on the nose, with hints of tobacco and nutmeg. The palate is bursting with ripe plum, vanilla bean, violets and bramble. The wine has a full palate with a lovely freshness, and finishes with a pleasant refined tannin profile.
During harvest bunches were destemmed and the grapes were sorted by hand in the cellar. This wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with regular pump overs performed daily during fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank, and the wine spent a further 15 months aging in French oak barrels, of which 10% were new.
Fermentation and Ageing:
Bunches were destemmed and the grapes were sorted by hand in the cellar. The wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with gentle pump overs performed twice daily so as to facilitate softer tannins. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank and the wine spent a further 12 months aging in French oak barrels of which 10% were new.
This wine pairs well with ostrich, beef fillet and lamb dishes. It also has the unique ability to pair with dishes that have elements of spice in them, such as mild chicken curries and Bobotie.
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