What is not to love about the intensity of this wines ruby colour? The colour pay homage to the fruit that is part of the red wine tapestry in the Southern Rhone, and that has become a calling card for South African red blends.
One’s senses are deliberately engaged with the perfume of this wine and captivate you with an intricate tapestry of sandalwood, potpourri, violets, rose talc, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. The primary fruit is still taking the lead with generous aromas of red current, black cherry, mulberry and plum, making a full circle back to the liquorice and cinnamon that first demanded your attention. The secondary aromas help you dive deeper into the core of the wine with nuances of black forest cake, smoke, and sweet mocha.
The wine is dry, but a seductive fruit sweetness echoes the aromas that intrigued you in the first place. A vivid freshness adds a vibrant gloss to the fruit intensity and pierces through the depth of the wine. It is undoubtedly a full-bodied wine – its broad tannin speaks of confidence, and the grainy finish acts as a chiselling tool refining the wine. Fruit is the hero with a vivid intensity from colour to aroma and mouthfeel, leaving a sweet-satin coating to complete the wine —a true flagbearer for red blends of its kind.
The ingenuity of this wine lies in the three cultivars that each brings their magic to this blend. Drawn to the spice and generous black fruit of Shiraz, the salty, meaty note from Mourvèdre is evident. And then that whimsical yet vital role of Grenache in lifting the blend, adding a floral and seductive red fruit character. The wine has a long, persistent finish with a trail of chocolate and cranberry as
it ebbs away.
Alc 14,91% RS 3,9g/l TA 5,9g/l pH 3,47