2 years new barrel maturation, 4 years bottle maturation. No crushing of berries, no yeast but that from their skins, no fining- additives and no filters. Wine made by itself, kept for two years in the best new French-oak barrels, fit for this wonder. It is a piece of our history, our passion, labour and luck we were selling. It is our finest expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, and the best we can do. Will age for another 15-20 years.
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.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional in perfect harmony. Opulent plums and black cherries with cigar box and vanilla spicing. Matured for 24 months in new oak. Vibrant, elegant, already showing silky accessibility but with a long life ahead.
The Pinotage is intensely perfumed, cedar-toned plums and dark berries, backed by a smooth – textured tannin structure. This lively, generous wine is a traditional South African variety. Has 4+ years ageing potential. Enjoy with venison and game birds, or hearty casseroles.