A Classic - A crowd pleaser for all of winter's pleasures.
A true symphony of a wine, with Bordeaux varietals led by Cabernet Sauvignon achieving a perfect, rousing harmony. If you ever need a standout performance from a red come dinnertime, then this is your blend.
TASTING NOTE | DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTE Blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant is supported by cedar, dark chocolate and fennel hints. The vibrant palate has great balance and dense tannins. The taste will be enhanced by ageing.
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Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2023 - Gold
International Wine and Spirits competition 2023 -Silver 91 Points
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 - Bronze 88 Points
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2023 - Gold
Tim Atkin 2023 Report - 91 Points
Veritas 2023 - Double Gold
Slow-cooked oxtail, a beef casserole, or wild mushroom risotto.
TERROIR / SOIL
Decomposed granite and clay subsoil
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The 2020 growing season saw a return to normal rainfall and climate conditions after the drought. Careful foliage management was done to protect the fruit from drying out, with a good balance between exposure to the sun and some over shadowing from the leaves. The 16 – 19-year-old vines are planted to a VSP system with supplementary drip irrigation.
Grapes were hand-harvested, pre-cooled, de-stemmed and individually sorted to remove unwanted berries. Fermentation took place in stainless- steel tanks for up to 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300L French oak barrels for 18 months (50% first fill; the balance second fill). Before blending, the wines were crafted individually to address the unique needs of each varietal so that each could reach its highest potential. Selective tasting from the barrels determined the composition of the blend. Expert blending has ensured harmony between the five varietals.