FREE SO2: 46
TOTAL SO2: 100
Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar
Blend: Pinotage 54 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 29 %, Merlot 10 % and Cabernet Franc 7 %.
Climate: A cold and wet winter with optimal weather conditions during picking.
Age of Vines: 5 to 30 Years
Yield: 7.0 Tons per hectare – 4550 lit./ha
Vinification: 3 to 5 days on skins in open fermenters at 30 °C
– cap punched manually every 2 hours.
Breeding: 12 – 14 Months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225 lit. French Nevers barrels.
The wine has a deep ruby, red colour. It shows ripe raspberries, black currant and mocha flavours on the nose and has dark chocolate and blackberry fruit on the palate. This wine has good length with a dry finish and can mature for a further 7-8 years.
Meat and Italian style dishes.