The First Drop
The Mentors range is prduced within a small experimental winery, at the heart of the KWV complex. Unique varieties and raw passion combine to produce these exciting wines.
This intense ruby red wine is concentrated with initial sweet spice on the nose followed by aromas of dark cherry and plums. The palate is rich and juicy with upfront fruit sweetness. The angular tannin structure is well integrated and complements the intense and lingering finish.
Rich Cuts of red meat and well aged cheese are great matches for this concentrated wine.
Machine/hand picked from Vineyards in the Western Cape. Soil in the Western Cape is ancient (350 million to 500 million years old) weathered soils, of alluvial or volcanic origin.
Grapes were harvested when optimally ripe and hand sorted in the cellar to ensure only the best fruit was used for fermentation. After two days of cold maceration the juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Alcoholic fermentation lasted approximately six days and during this time, the wine was pumped over every four hours. It was pressed, then settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked and cleaned, and returned to barrel for maturation.
After 12 months the the best wines were selected to mature for an additional six months. During the 18 month maturation period the wine was racked twice. This wine is truly about selecting the best of the best.
Decanter Gold. IWC Silver.