SHIRAZ, MOURVEDRÉ AND VIOGNIER
RHÔNE-STYLE RED BLEND
Decomposed granite with clay subsoil from the Stellenbosch and Darling regions situated 7 – 20 km from the cold Atlantic ocean.
Grapes were harvested by hand and pre-cooled prior to de-stemming, hand sorted to take out green, pink and raisin berries.
Fermented for up to 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 90% 300 litre French and 10% American oak barrels for 18 months of which 60% was first fill and the balance, second fill. The wines are made individually to address each varietal’s need for undivided attention and to ensure that the varietal and site expression is forthcoming. Selective tasting from the barrels helped to determine the composition of the blend. The Rhône-style blend was done to ensure harmony amongst the three varietals and to find the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin.
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