The Wine: Dark plum colour appearance.Well defined leafy liquorice and forest floor earthiness on the nose carried through on the palate complemented by oak with a full rich aftertaste.
Winemaker : Josef Dreyer
Wine Region: Overberg
At a Glance: ABV: 14.00 %vol RS :2.8 g/l PH :3.57 TA : 5.6 g/l
TYPE : Red STYLE : Dry BODY : Full CLOSURE : Cork
AWARDS: Top 100 – Double Gold
In the Vineyard: All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes.
In the cellar: Grapes were pre-cooled to 5° and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture was inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3 – 5 times per day for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained of the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wine to a combination of 225 liter barrels of French (25% first fill) and the rest second and third fill and fourth fill). The wine spent between 12- 14 months in barrel before bottling and labeling.