The Introduction

Red 2016

Winemaking Notes

This wine is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot from selected vineyards around the Stellenbosch region.

The grapes are hand-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 2018.

4200 bottles were produced

Tasting Notes

This wine has a stunning garnet colour with a bright ruby red rim. The nose has an abundance of dark briary fruits with hints of tobacco spice and cassis. The palate is full and rich with cassis and blackberry fruits. The mid-palate is rich and textured leading to a dry savoury finish.

Technical Analysis Technical Analysis

  • PH: 3.59
  • TA: 5.1 g/l
  • RS: 2.1 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 3 and 6 years from harvest.