The colour of the wine is a deep, rich ruby red. Succulent ripe sweetness of red and black fruit with mulberry, raspberry and plums all mingling with fresh herbaceousness and a touch of spicy, toasted oak.
Grape(s): 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Shiraz
Area: The vineyards, growing in soils originating mostly from decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone, received supplementary irrigation by means of drip systems, in order to ripen fully the fruit and prevent severe moisture stress on the vines themselves.
Harvest: The fruit was harvested by hand at an average of 24.2°
Vinification: After crushing and destemming, fermentation took place in closed stainless-steel tanks, with selected yeast strains and regular pump-overs at 22° to 24°C.
Ageing: Portions of the wine were matured in combination of French, American and Eastern European oak barrels and vats for 11 months before blending.