Smooth, showing earthy tones and underlying dark berry flavours and a hint of bramble.
Tasting Notes: Concentrated black fruit flavours with layers of plums, black and blueberry fruits with spice. While the light oaking accentuates flavours of red currants and blue berries. A velvety palate with well-integrated tannins which are supported by subtle smokiness leading into a lingering juicy finish.
Vineyards identified in the Franschhoek and Breedekloof regions. Well manicured and settled vines yielding a low 8 tons / ha. Grapes were harvested early February at 24.5˚ Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions throughout.
Fermentation took place in an open fermentation tank at 24˚C with two to three punch-downs daily. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% stainless steel tanks. Total maturation time in barrel was twelve months.
Drinking well now, but will continue to mature up until 2025.
Food Match : A great match to Coq au Vin, beef carpaccio, roast duck or veal.
Grape : Pinotage
Producer : Rickety Bridge - Wynand Grobler
Country : Franschhoek, South Africa