This wine has an intense rich colour. The nose expresses a rich plummy character with hints of exotic spice. Good underlying berry tones from the Cabernet. The palate is juicy and crunchy with attractive mocha and chocolate flavours, a good integration between fruit tannin and smoky flavours from the oak. These aromatics ensure that the wine is generous and rewarding.
61% Shiraz, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon
Good company for fun dinner parties. Will be great with grilled rack of lamb, rich meat stews and Greek lamb.
Selection of home grown Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards planted on the Graham Beck farms. A great diversity of soil types ranging from rich limestone soil in Robertson to Table Mountain Sandstone in Franschhoek and decomposed granite gravels in Stellenbosch.
The vineyards produce on average 8 tons per hectare. Both varieties were carefully monitored for optimum phenolic ripeness and maturity before harvesting. The grapes were vinified in both our Robertson and Franschhoek Cellars.
The Shiraz and Cabernet were handled separately. Destalked, gently crushed prior to fermentation on the skins. A portion of the Shiraz was cold-soaked before fermentation. Fermented separately on the skins, regular pump overs ensured maximum extraction. After fermentation the skins were pressed and the wine taken to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The varieties were matured separately in 2nd fill French and American oak barrels for 10 months. After maturation the wines had a light egg-white fining before blending and bottling.