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The Platter‘s Wine Rating System uses a 100-point scale to evaluate the quality of South African wines, with points awarded based on appearance, aroma, taste, and overall quality.+
The name refers to the first ever stamp, printed in 1840. This was a British stamp featuring the head of Queen Victoria, was worth one penny and printed in black hence the nick name Penny Black. Although it is officially the first stamp it is not the rarest stamp as its print run lasted for a decade, so many millions were produced. However there were many color variations and misprints. These individual Penny Blacks have much more value .
Blend: Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot & Chenin Blanc
An elegant blend with a soft entry but with a firm but supple finish. Dark inky black colour.
Initial nose of floral petals, also of fynbos (South Africag heath), blackcurrant, fruitcake, white pepper and spice. Rounded tannins and ample fruit results in a layered and complex wine.
Method: The grapes were fermented separately, using natural yeasts from the vineyard, in open stainless steel tanks up to a maximum of 30°C. The skins were pushed down 4-8 times du ing peak fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel where the wine had minimal handling. Where possible, traditional gravity flow is used to move the wine during this process. The wines were racked 4 times over a 20-month period. Minimal filtration and the sulphur levels are kept to a minimum. Wood ageing: 35% new oak, mainly French and European. 100% oaked in French and European oak.
24 months in 225 liter barrels.
Game (Springbok/ would work with Ostrich) with Mushroom Marsala Sauce