Appearance: Deep ruby red.
Aroma: Elegant red fruit, raspberry with subtle cedar notes. Well supported by a freshly cracked black pepper undertone.
Palate: Rich red fruit follows through with a fresh vibrant mouthfeel. Very well integrated oak, with ripe sophisticated tannins.
Grape Varieties: Syrah 66%, Mourvèdre 25%, Grenache 9%
Origin: Western Cape
Winemaker: Roelof Lotriet
Alcohol: 14.55 vol%
Acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l
Mediterranean with the rainfall ± 650mm per annum, the Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache grapes were selected from various vineyards that are located in the Stellenbosch region. Different soil types and climatic conditions allow for warmer fruit flavours, as well as adding complexity to the wine.
A diverse composition of soil and topography add complexity and an array of different characteristics to the wine.
VINIFICATION & STYLE
The three cultivars were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open top fermenters and was followed by a maceration period of 14 days after primary fermentation. The Syrah and Mourvèdre were matured separately in French and American oak for 18 months. The Grenache is unoaked to preserve its natural fruit character. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrels.