The Introduction

Red 2015

Winemaking Notes

This wine is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot from vineyards around Stellenbosch.

The grapes are picked at a ripeness to express purity of fruit and freshness.

Fermentation takes place in wooden open top fermenters without the inoculation of yeast and lasts for up to 3 weeks. After fermentation the wines are pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which they are racked and returned to barrel for further maturation for up to 18 months. No new wood is used so as to retain the freshness and purity inherent in the grapes.

The wine was blended and bottled in January 2016.

4400 bottles were produced

Tasting Notes

The wine has a deep dark plum red colour. The nose is full of aromas of dark cocoa, ripe fresh plums and cassis with a hint of Chinese five spice. The palate is full and textured with hints of heady dark fruits and dark chocolate. The mid-palate is weighted yet balanced with a textured dry finish.

Technical Analysis Technical Analysis

  • PH: 3.52
  • TA: 5.60 g/l
  • RS: 1.9 g/l
  • Alc: 14.0 % by vol.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

This wine is great companion at a braai before, during and after.

Maturation Maturation

This wine will drink at its best between 2 and 5 years from harvest.