Opulent dark forest fruits with spice, white pepper and dark chocolate.
Tasting Notes: Opulent dark forest fruit with aromatic notes of spice, white pepper and dark chocolate. The palate is textured and layered, showing elegance and refined structure with supple velvety tannins. Fresh, juicy and balanced acidity, subtle oak with hints of clove and mulberry lingers on the finish.
Grapes selected from Franschhoek, Wellington and Breede River Valley vineyards. Well-manicured and settled vines yielding 6-7 tons/ha. Grapes where harvested by hand between 24 - 25.5˚ Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout. Harvesting of the four respective vineyards 12 February and the 6 April 2014. The end of the fermentation and malolactic fermentation took place in small French oak barrels. The wine was matured in 20% new and 80% older barrels for a total maturation time of 22 months before blending for bottling.
Cellar for up to 8 years.
Food Match : Game, spare ribs, rack of lamb, roast beef
Grape : Shiraz
Producer : Rickety Bridge - Wynand Grobler
Country : Franschhoek, South Africa