68% Pinotage, 32% Syrah.
Full bodied red wine. Fruit driven food wine.
Intense deep red colour. These two cultivars complement each other beautifully; where the Pinotage lends the rich red fruit spectrum and drinkability, the Syrah brings the structure and spice. The 2015 is our
3rd vintage of this “Cape blend”. It has a fascinating nose of pomegranate, plum and wet fynbos forest. The well-integrated oak lends subtle wood spices, which compliments the fruit.
In the Vineyard
Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 6.4 tons/Ha
Aspect: West-North-West & East
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.
A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. The Syrah was partially whole-bunch fermented. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. The Pinotage matured for 22 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels and the Syrah for 22 months in 100% French oak barrels. A total of 40% new, 35% 2nd fill and 25% 3rd fill barrels were used for ageing.
15 years after vintage.
Recommended to be served at 17ºC.
|Residual sugar||3.1 g/l|