Fruit is sourced from a variety of sites ranging from the sandy gravel soils of the Firgrove and Raithby ward to sandy/loamy granite soils of the Jonkershoek ward, all harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Five days fermentation in open concrete tanks with temperature control and regular manual plunging and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation was carried out in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L French oak barrels (25% new oak) where it was matured for 20 months.
A pure varietal nose with fine cassis aromas and notes of ripe cherries and fresh plum. Balanced on the nose by vanilla and cedar spice. The palate has great depth of blackcurrant fruit backed by cedar and spice ripe, fine-grained tannins and a lengthy finish.
Try with slow-cooked lamb shank or a rich and savoury beef or veggie stew.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020