- Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
- Vintage: 2018
- Country: South Africa
- Region: Walker Bay
- Alcohol: 14.06%
- Bottle size: 750mL
The initial masculinity of this wine is tempered with vivid notes of violets, delivering a classic, multi-faceted blend. Rich aromas of plum, marzipan and liquorice are wrapped in cool nuances of cigar leaves, cedar and dried herbs. Well knitted tannins are trailed with vivacious fruits, leaving you wanting more.
Bunches were hand-picked and berry sorted. Varietals and vineyard blocks were vinified and matured separately to ensure that each component reached its optimal potential. Each component was tasted individually, only the best used to make a blend that combines the unique attributes of each cultivar.
Maturation: 18 months | Oak: 45% new French oak | Production: 26 barrels
Walker Bay is synonymous with quality. With the cold Benguela current so close-by and wind from the Atlantic Ocean sweeping over the vines, the vineyards enjoy cool daytime temperatures that drop even more at night. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity, ushering the development of delicate fruit notes, fine tannin structure and a bright acidity. Tapping into the diversity of slopes, soil types, row direction, cultivars and clones, the potential of these vineyards are set up to become a perfect snapshot of a vintage.
- Slope: south east and south west facing vineyards
- Soil: predominantly weathered shale and iron laterites, high calcium content
- Cellaring potential: 8 years from vintage
- Serving temperature: 14-16℃
This wine is a rewarding food partner that will reciprocate with the same complexity offered in dishes that deliver on flavour and texture.
Smoked meats | Osso Bucco | Duck fat roasted vegetable | Chocolate fondant