Syrah & Merlot
From the spectacular playground of the whales in the heart of South Africa’s celebrated Walker Bay Appellation, comes a wine reflecting its proud maritime origins. Deep incolor with vibrant tints of violet. A plush blend with waves of blackberry, whiffs of blackcurrant, and the distinctive stamp of good, tasted oak. Abundantly flavorsome and beautifully focused on the palate with generous berry flavors supported by well-integrated tannins.
Alc: 14,7%, TA: 5.9 g/l, pH: 3.6, RS: 1.7 g/l
Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Light filtration before bottling.
When in 2002 Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin took up the challenge of establishing a winery in a remote corner of the Walker Bay Wine Region, they did so with the courage of their conviction. The 40 hectares of undulating land on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge had never been planted to vines before, but recognising the vast potential, they set out with tenacity and determination to transform it into a model wine farm. No easy feat, but then the Swiss-born JC and South African-born Carolyn (née Finlayson) both come from wine pioneering stock spanning at least three generations and two continents!