Colour: Dark ruby red with a youthful purple rim
Nose: Sandalwood, black pepper corns, savoury cured meats and black berry and plum
Palate: The wine has modern, fresh fruit, perfectly pieced together with subtle, silky tannins
The Syrah was sourced from two vineyards in Stellenbosch (Helderberg), the Carignan is from Swartland and the Grenache from Wellington.
The grapes were harvested at 23 to 24 balling depending on the vineyard. In the cellar the Syrah was fermented quite cold and spent 9 weeks on the skins including Malo-lactic fermentation. The Carignan was fermented in an open fermenter and the Grenache was cold fermented and pressed after fermentation was completed. The wine was matured in French, Hungarian and Romanian oak barrels for 14 months, no protein or cold stabilisation nor filtration were done.