Deep red colour. Classic, multi-layered Cabernet nose: some chocolate, strong ripe berry fruit. Liquorice and black cherry palate â€“ good flavour concentration with nicely judged wood.
This wine will complement a variety of meat dishes especially game and ostrich dishes, steak and kidney pies, barbequed lamb chops, rump or T-bone steak. It can also be enjoyed with hard Blue cheese.
These grapes were selected from a vineyard boasting a variety of stony, red soils with superb water retention. The cool microclimate amongst the vines can largely be attributed to the vineyardâ€™s high altitude and close proximity to the bordering Berg River.
Grapes were harvested at full ripeness and given cold maceration for 3 days, then fermented with selected yeast strains.
Following pressing, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation ensuring a rich mouth feel. A percentage of the wine went into small second and third fill French oak barrels for approximately 13 months prior to bottling.