57% Syrah | 32% Mourvèdre | 11% Grenache
The grapes were selected from various vineyards that are located in the Stellenbosch region (Syrah), Breedekloof region (Mourvèdre) and Piekenierskloof region (Grenache). The different soil types and climatic conditions allow for warmer fruit flavors, as well as adding complexity to the wine.
The grapes are fermented in open-top fermentation tanks with daily pump-overs and punch-downs. Each variety is individually vinified. A period of post-fermentation maceration is encouraged for a gentle extraction of tannin and to soften existing tannins. Half of the Grenache undergoes whole bunch fermentation to enhance the ripe red fruit flavours of the grape. The wine is transferred to 300L French oak barrels for 18 months.
A charming blend offering cranberry, red liquorice, and spicy blackberry compote, plus notes of savoury spice and flint that add complexity. The generous fruit is framed by persistent tannins, with a zesty finish.