Bursting with dark fruit prunes, cinnamon and Christmas fruit cake. Medium to full-bodied, silky tannins and sweet red cherry with a slight mintiness on the palate.
In the Cellar
The grapes from these two vineyards were vinified separately. After 24 hours of cold soaking, the must was fermented on the skins (between 26° C and 28° C) in closed, specially designed auto fermenters (until dry). During this period the maximum fruit, colour and tannin extraction from the skins was made possible through very soft, continuous timer-regulated pump-over cycles. To soften the texture, the wine was left on the skins for one week after the fermentation period. Controlled malolactic fermentation took place in tank after which the wine was matured for 18 months in small oak using new French oak barrels.
|John Platter Ratings||4 stars|
|Winery / Producer||Durbanville Hills|
|Maturity||Ready, but will improve|
|Bottle Size||Bottle 75cl|
|Residual Sugar||6.4 g/l|