Dense, blue-black in colour with seductive hues of violet. The sumptuous berry bouquet tempts with generous blackberry and blackcurrant aromas against a background of smoky oak. The palate is in perfect harmony with the nose: taut and richly flavoured, with well-integrated tannins promising excellent maturation potential. A Bordeaux-style blend in the finest tradition. Currently the only Bordeaux-style blend grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde. Wonderful with game and red meat. Decant before serving.
|Varieties:||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot 2016|
|Harvest date:||April 2016|
|Analysis:||Alc: 14.7 vol%, T.A.:6.2g/l, pH: 3.54, R.S.:2.3 g/l|
|Vinification:||Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Light filtration before bottling.|
|Barrel ageing:||16 months – 31% new wood, 33% 2nd, 36% 3rd fill|
|Bottling date:||August 2017|
|Optimum drinkability:||2017 – 2025|