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With over 600 hectares of land across 5 appellations; our team has the privilege of working with 31 different grape varieties. We’re delighted to offer you the limited opportunity to experience a handcrafted, one-off blend that truly breaks the mould. Every vintage, the vines whisper an irreplaceable story which we choose to bottle. This fourth Broken Barrel batch tells the intriguing tale of two crossed varieties, one from a local viticulturist and one from a French botanist. By blending the two varieties they created, we pay homage to two icons who devoted their lives to Vitis vinifera
A unique blend made from two crossed varieties. The local Pinotage, a cross of Cinsault and Pinot Noir developed by Dr. Abraham Perold, and the French-born Durif (also known as Petite Sirah), a cross of Syrah and Peloursin developed by the elusive French botanist, Dr. François Durif. The Pinotage is grown in the Swartland and the Durif on the granite rich soils of Paarl Mountain as trellised and irrigated vines.
Grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented separately in open top wooden foudres and concrete tanks. Pump overs and punch downs (pigeage) were done 3- 4 times per day during fermentation to extract flavour, colour and tannins from the berries. Finally, the wine was pressed and matured in barrels for 24 months. A combination of French and American 225L oak barrels were used with 20% being matured in first fill oak barrels.
This wine is instantly seductive. Deep burgundy in colour with notes of vanilla, black plums, liquorice a hint of raw cocoa. The palate follows through with dense and dark fruit flavours, sweetness and a touch of spice. This is a modern, full bodied wine with balance and firm, integrated tannins which will age well. Enjoy now or age up to 8 years.
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Deep burgundy in colour.
Notes of vanilla, black plums, liquorice a hint of raw cocoa.