The wine has a brilliant colour – dark and intense. Aromas of concentrated ripe blackcurrants as well as blueberry fruit flavours with ripe red cherries, prunes, violets & cedar greet you on the nose. The palate is dense, structured and explosive – bursting with upfront blue, red and blackberry flavours. Firm fruit tannins are beautifully balanced by well integrated soft oak flavours which promise age-ability as well as enhancing the overall structure and length of the wine. Very well rounded & supported by a silky, velvety elegance which include flavours of dark cherry flavoured chocolate, cassis & mulberry fruit. The complex palate will awaken your taste buds and leave you wanting more of this big, bold wine. Decant before enjoying.
Limited Release Red Blend 2014
A cool and wet winter allowed vines to go into proper dormancy. We experienced lots of rain, thunderstorms and floods in August & November. There were very little severe South Easter winds at the start of summer which resulted in even budburst & flowering. The wet weather and full soil profiles ensured good growth of the vines after budburst. Summer was fairly cool with slower ripening and we were able to harvest at lower sugar levels. Good canopy management and perfect harvest decisions resulted in refined wines with elegance and good natural acidity. The fruit were picked by hand early in the morning to protect the very delicate flavours and placed into 5 ton fermenters with regular, manual punch downs before the grapes were pressed and transferred to barrels for malo-lactic fermentation and ageing.