Dark purple in colour, almost black, with flashes of deep crimson. Alluring aromas of ripe black olive elegantly complemented by whiffs of pepper. A well-endowed, full-bodied Rhône-style blend with intense flavours of ripe plum, black pepper, tapenade and umami. Supple ripe tannins and well-integrated, natural acidity contribute to the appeal. Ideally suited to red meat dishes, especially Cape Malay lamb curry.
|Varieties:||75% Syrah, 25% Grenache|
|Harvest date:||April 2020|
|Analysis:||Alc: 14.2% T.A.:5.6g/l, pH 3.53, R.S.: 1.6 g/l|
|Vinification:||Traditional skin fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels, 2-3 rackings during 14 months maturation. Light filtration before bottling.|
|Barrel ageing:||14 months – 25% new wood, 75% 2nd, 3rd fill|
|Bottling date:||August 2020|
|Optimum drinkability:||2021 – 2030|