Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 16%.
Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar
Origin: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
Climate: Cold winter with average rainfall Great ripening conditions.
Age of Vines: On average 22 years
Soil: Decomposed granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils
Yield: 4.5 tons/ha 3000 l/ha
Maturation: 24 months in new 225 litre French Nevers barrels – medium toasted
Production: 3 500 cases
Ageing Potential: Ideal ageing is 15 – 20 years from vintage, but can cellar longer
5 days on skins in open fermenters @ 29 C cap punched manually every 2nd hour
Full bodied, deep ruby red colour An elegant classic style wine with blackcurrant, red berry, layers of spice, rich vanilla and cedar wood
Classic meat dishes