COUNTRY/REGION: South Africa/Stellenbosch.
GRAPES: 52% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot.
VINEYARDS: The winter season leading up to harvest was colder and longer than usual, delaying budburst, whilst the growing season was favourable with little wind ensuring a healthy and good set of berries. To ensure good concentration in the Wines, focused actions were taken in the vineyards such as green harvesting of bunches.
WINEMAKING: The grapes were hand picked in small crates. Sorting occurred before and after destemming. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tronconic tanks. Lengthy pump-overs and extended maceration ensured a gentle extraction of ripe polyphenols. Barrel maturation was in 50% new and 50% 2nd fill French Oak 400 litre barrels for 15 months.
TASTING NOTES: Bright and deep ruby in appearance. An upfront nose displays aromas of red fruit and cherries with toasted spices. The palate is fresh and vibrant on entry with a balanced acidity, supple tannins and elegant texture.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.