Regular punch downs of grapes with extended skin maceration. Matured in French oak barrels for 20 months. Cranberry, red berry and layers of fruit harmonize perfectly on the palate.
A wine with a layered fruit profile Red fruit, especially Cranberry, comes through strongly on the nose. This is followed by a complex, dense, juicy celebration on the palate where layers of fruit, wood, red berry and tomato cocktail harmonize together, creating the perfect marriage between Old and New world.
A bold, powerful wine that matches most red meat dishes and rich cheeses perfectly.
Cultivar/s: Cabernet Sauvignon 66% | Cabernet Franc 19% and Merlot 15%
Origin: Simonsberg Stellenbosch
Winemaker: Jacques Maree
Vinification: Individual grape parcels were crushed and fermented in open top stainless steel tanks with regular punch downs (4 5 times daily). Followed by extended skin maceration. The wines were then racked (transferred) to a combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels, and left to mature for 20 months.
Average Yield: 6½ 7 tons/Ha
Harvested: March-April 2015
Bottled: April 2017
Maturation: 55 % in NEW 1 st fill French barrels, 45% in 2 nd and 3 rd fill 225L French barrels, for 20 months
Ageing Potential: More than 15 years from vintage
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 15,27% : Residual sugar 2,20g/l Total Acidity 5,90g/l : pH 3,59
Production: 17,000 Bottles