The wine displays a stunning deep purple colour with a ruby red rim. The nose leads with notes of ripe blueberries and blackberries intermeshed with subtle clove spice. There are aromas of cedar and vanilla giving a beautiful perfume which supports the hint of blue violets emanating from the glass. The palate is classy and refined with rich dark fruit and a silky mid-palate. The wine leaves one with a dry chalky finish with a hint of a pepper spice.
These vineyards are from our Tokara farm on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Oakleaf soils of decomposed granite origin with a high fraction of gravel in the profile. Steep well drained slopes with a Westerly aspect and altitude of 300m above sea level.
Grapes are hand picked and loaded into a cold store where they are chilled down to approximately 6 degrees Celsius 25% of the grapes are first loaded whole bunch into the tank. The remainder of grapes were de-stemmed and crushed directly into tanks for fermentation without the use of pumps. There is first a period of cold maceration for up to 5 days before the fermentation starts spontaneously. The fermentation took place in stainless steel and wooden upright fermenters.
Grilled Lamb cutlets with rosemary, venison stew or even suckling pig.
|Region||Stellenbosch, South Africa