The Great Red 2015 (fles)


1 fles.

Prachtige complexe rode blend.


Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

Tasting note
Graphite, bramble fruit, and violets are present on an elegant and perfumed nose. The palate is gentle, soft and approachable, with a lovely mid palate intensity, showing characters of ripe red berry fruits and hints of dry herbs.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is destemmed and sorted
before being whole berry fermented. Whole berry fermentation preserves fruit and
results in less tannin extraction. Gentle punch downs are done for extraction with the
emphasis on submerging the cap from time to time as opposed to attempting to
extract colour and tannin. The aim is to make a soft, aromatic wine as opposed to a
structured tannic wine. Cinsault is naturally fermented partially ( 50% ) whole bunch
with bunches being “foot crushed” and the balance being destemmed. After ferment
a skin maceration was allowed for up to two weeks, followed by basket pressing.
Varietals were aged separately for 12 months, blended and then aged for a further 6
months before being bottled without filtration.


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  1. Udo Göebel

    A very attractive nose greets you on this well constructed, well proportioned red. There is plenty of sweet spicy red fruit, soft fleshy red currants, sweet leaf, earl grey tea, cedar and tobacco spice. There is an opulence and generosity to the wine brimming with sweet black berry and foresty bramble fruits. Full core of fruit, dense but precise and elegant with a very fine seamless texture and a soft, pithy red cherry skin finish. A fine effort.

    (Wine Safari Score: 91+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)

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