Made from a blend of Nero D'Avola and Frappato grape varieties from old vines that at between 300 and 600m above sea level. The frappato is picked at optimum maturity with the Nero d'Avola grapes left on the vine to lightly with and natura
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This is a shiraz with a grand stature. A combination of cherries and blackcurrants with a hint of spice. An elegant yet full bodied wine with a velvety finish on the palate.
Grapes are hand harvested at 24.5 – 26.0 balling. Cold soak for two days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour/flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every six hours along with two to three manual punch downs of the grape cap. A maximum temperature of 27°C is reached. On completion of fermentation a further 10-14 days of extended skin maceration takes place before pressing and barrelling in 225l French oak. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel and further maturation takes place over 15 months. 45% 1st fill, 45% 2nd fill & 10 % 3rd fill barrel, tight and medium grain oak with medium toasting 96% French oak, 4% American oak.
|wine style||Spicy Red|
|wine country||South Africa|
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