Colour: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Aromas of blackcurrant, cherries and prunes with spicy nuances.
Palate: Full and velvety with blackcurrant and prune flavours and a good tannin structure
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz
Excellent served with heart-warming roast lamb, coq au vin, red meat steak, venison, mature cheese, pizza and pasta dishes
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Paarl and Stellenbosch areas. Planted between 1990 and 1998, the vines are grown in soil originating from decomposed granite on south-westerly to westerly facing slopes, situated some 300m above sea level. Grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter 99, R110 and 101-114, they are grown under dryland conditions and, when necessary, receive supplementary irrigation from an overhead sprinkler system.
The grapes were harvested by hand and machine at 23° to 24° Balling during February and March.
The fruit was crushed and cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 25° to 28° C for two weeks. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in wood for a period of 8 to 12 months.
Date Stars Points (20) *A (3) *N (7) *P (10) Value Posted By
09 Mar 11 16 3 5 8 Fair Kgomotso Moate Recommendation: Even those who only drink white wine can drink it as it's easy on the palate and have a great combination of oak, fruits
*A = Appearance *N = Nose *P = Palate