Enjoy with powerful and spicy red meat dishes including venison. Strongly flavoured, harder cheeses pair well with this wine.
The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there are vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, underpinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.
12 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in open fermenters for 5-7 days at 24°C to 28°C. Punch-downs every 4 hours, pressed at 5°Balling. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels.
2018 vintage: Gold – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show ’20
2016 vintage: Gold – Veritas Wine Awards ’18
2015 vintage: Double Gold – Michelangelo Int’l Wine Awards ‘16