AREA OF ORIGIN:
Selected vineyards from mainly the Franschhoek estate planted on deep sloping Table Mountain Sandstone, with one vineyard from the Stellenbosch estate planted on decomposed granite soils.
Handpicked at optimum ripeness at 25°B in mid-February from various vineyards on selected sites to enhance the Merlot characteristics of the wine.
Cold maceration prior to fermentation. Aerated pump overs with extended maceration after the alcoholic fermentation is completed. Malolactic fermentation finished in barrel and stainless steel tanks. Barrel maturation for 14 months in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak from selected coopers. Gentle handling ensures upfront fruit flavours and soft extraction.
“Fresh red berries, violets and fruitcake spiciness on the nose. Juicy palate with lots of berries, spice and chocolate and elegant ripe tannins on the finish.”
Excellent with steak, hearty bredies, roast chicken or lamb.