A beautifully structured, accessible blend of Syrah, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine rewards with aromas and flavours of rich dark berries supported by supple tannins.
The vineyards are planted in deep red soils with excellent water-retention, adding structure and fullness to the wines.
The grapes were hand-harvested and after crushing allowed to coldsoak for three days before being inoculated with known yeast strains. A controlled pump-over schedule was followed to extract intense colour without harsh tannins. The wine was fermented for 8 days on the skins and malolactic fermentation commenced in tank.
The 2015 vintage commenced two weeks earlier than normal with low rainfall in many areas and strong variation between day and night temperatures which is necessary for quality winemaking. These moderate climatic conditions during the harvest season contributed to exceptional flavour and deep colours in our red wines.