The Wine: This is a easy drinking red that on the nose has a lot of bright red berries layered with mint, Liquorice and hints of smokiness. The wine is smooth on the palate with seamlessly integrated tannis.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with pulled pork, Braised dishes, tacos or pizza.
Winemaker : Helgard van Schalkwyk
Wine Region: Franschhoek
At a Glance: ALC : 14.5% RS : 1.5g/l PH : 3.61 TA :5.3g/l
Ageing: Easy now to drink and will perform well after 1 year of bottling. But can age further 4-7 years.
In the Vineyard: At our winery, we have an uncompromising commitment to the grapes which we harvest by hand. Our knowledge acquired over the years in the wine cellar, combined with the experience of nature, vines and wine production, are the building blocks of our quality standards and ensure that our wines are top notch.
In the cellar: After the harvesting of the grapes the must has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Finally, the wine was oaked for 12 months in French and European oak 30% new oak, 40% second fill and the rest an even split between third to fifth fill barrels.