The Creation Sumac Grenache vineyard is named for the exotic African spice which is characterised by a certain brightness and liveliness also evident in the wine. The now fully mature, virus-free Grenache vines offered Cellarmaster JC Martin the opportunity of selecting exceptionally high quality pockets of grapes for the 2017 vintage. The wine is deep crimson in colour with a glimmer of purple capturing the imagination. Distinctive aromas of cranberry and black cherry are enhanced by a liberal pinch of spice and the subtle perfume of dark rose petal. Voluptuous dark berry fruits hug the palate, followed by a sprinkling of sumac on the lingering aftertaste. Roast duck breast is a favourite with this wine.
|Harvest date:||April 2019|
|Analysis:||Alc: 14.8% T.A.5.4g/l, pH 3.44, R.S.: 1.9g/l|
|Vinification:||Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels, 2-3 rackings during 17 months maturation. Rough filtration before bottling.|
|Barrel ageing:||17 months in old barrels|
|Bottling date:||September 2020|
|Optimum drinkability:||2021 – 2030|