- Veritas Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze
- Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze
- Platter Guide - 4 Star
- Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Double Gold
Produced from three 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. Made to exude absolute purety of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent 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 ageing 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
Soil type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest
Harvest date: Late March 2011
All grapes were hand picked.
In The Cellar
All grapes were 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 300l French oak barrels for 18mnths
Wood Elevation: 70 % New French Oak - Nevers, Allier, Medium Toasted
Coopers: D&J, Mercury