If you love Cabernet Sauvignon then you should sit up and listen to Mourvèdre. This full-bodied and rustic wine that originated in Spain is very well suited to the warm slopes of Paarl, producing vanilla and dark cherry aromas and a savoury, well integrated palate.
The fruit was harvested at 25,5 degrees balling, destalked and lightly crushed. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks, with three to four aerated pump-overs daily. After fermentation, the wine was racked into barrels (10% new French oak and the remaining in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak) for malolactic fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked and returned to barrels for a total of 10 months of maturation prior to blending the Paarl and Stellenbosch Mourvedre.
|Wine of Origin||
Ruby red colour in the glass
Savoury notes with spice, black currant and hints of white pepper spice on the nose.
Fresh, medium bodied palate followed with red currant, charcuterie and a well-balanced finish.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Enjoy with beef short ribs, pork shoulder, barbeque, lamb or pork sausage and veal.