It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach maturity. The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts and left for 5 weeks on their skins. The wine was then barrel aged for two years followed by four years of bottle maturation.
In order to achieve a luscious, juicy wine, we try to have as little intervention in the cellar as possible.The result is a velvety wine with softer tannins and classical varietal characteristics. This traditional wine is unfiltered and unfined, which may deposit sediment and might require decanting.
The wine is full bodied with herbaceous â€˜veldâ€™, spice, pepper, bright red
summer fruit and plum flavours. The wine was made to be enjoyed at
release, but should only improve with age for up to 8 years after release. The
wine is ideal to be enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled in summer
evenings and will go well with strong cheese, lamb or game dishes.