CRAFTING AND AGING
- Fermented in small stainless steel tanks, with constant pumping-over.
- Malolactic fermen-tation in underground cement tanks.
- The wines were aged seperately in barrels, of which 100 were 60% French oak and 40% mixed, for 25 months. After a final racking the final blend was made and they spent another five months together as a “harmonious blend” in the barrel.
- This was followed by at least two years in bottle before release.
LOOK: Cherry red with a very deeply coloured blue rim, showing great density and amplitude upon swirling.
AROMA & PALATE: Very fruity on the nose, with notes of liquorice and redcurrant underscored by subtle hints of cinnamon and juniper. Rounded and full-bodied in the mouth, with a glycerine texture. Powerful attack, with noticeably seductive tannins and a freshness that sustains it through the palate, making it long and enjoyable. The black fruit and fragrant notes of oak return again on the finish.
Ideal with red meats and game. Its robust nature proves ideal when paring with cured meats.