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The grapes were hand-harvested, destalked, and lightly crushed, whereafter it was fermented in open concrete fermenters (‘kuipe’). Manual punch downs were done during fermentation. The wines were then racked off and sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation and further ageing. Each wine component for the blend was matured in seasoned French and American oak for 12 months before blending occurred. The last step allowed for further maturation of the final wine in the same old oak barrels.
Aromas of clove and subtle white pepper followed by plum with hints of elegant spice. A luscious and rich palate followed by smooth, integrated oak and well-balanced tannins.
A bold wine like this can hold up to the intense South African flavors of slow-roasted meat (lovely with barbequed pork). Even Asian cuisine flavors, such as plum sauce, will add to the fruitiness in the wine.
Spice Route Wines
46% Syrah | 15% Carignan | 13% Mourvèdre | 10% Tannat | 8% Petite Sirah | 8% Grenache
|Wine of Origin||
Aromas of clove and subtle white pepper followed by plum with hints of elegant spice.
A luscious and rich palate followed by smooth, integrated oak and well balanced tannins.