Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze
Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such displays true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrant flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good aging potential. Made with more than a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc in the Bordeaux region, showing the period of time David Finlayson spent working at world renowned Chateau Margaux.
In The Vineyard
Produced from two outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted as "Mother Blocks" for the South African vineyard industry due to their suitability to the deep red clay soils on Edgebaston.
About The Harvest
Harvest date: Early March 2009
All grapes were hand picked.
In The Cellar
Fermented in stainless steel tanks. A traditional punch down every 4 hours is used to extract the fine tannins and colour from the skins. Maturation took place in new and 2nd fill, 300 litre French oak barrels for 18 months.
70 % New French Oak - Nevers, Allier, Medium Toasted
D&J, Boutes, Vicard, Nadalie