This is a medium bodied wine of dark ruby colour. Hints of berry fruit show intense spicy and peppery notes on the palate. It is elegant and complex with well-integrated wood and supply tannins. Will reward further maturation in bottle.
Dark ruby with violets, spice, chocolate, peat/smoke and black berry fruit on the nose. The palate shows a balanced acidity, with rich tannins and a long clean fruit dominated aftertaste.
The grapes were selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland vineyards, Blocks 4,6,9 and 11, chosen for their unique and cool micro climate. These particular vineyards have carefully defined irrigation and canopy management practices to ensure a balanced crop size.
The grapes were hand-picked on 1 March 2017 and transported in 10kg lug boxes to the Winery and stored overnight in a refrigerated container at -10 C. The following day the grapes were hand sorted, de-stemmed and cold soaked at 8-10°C for 7 days before yeast inoculation. After alcoholic fermentation the wine was left for a further 35 days on the skins and then underwent 15 months oak maturation in second and third fill 225 litre barrels. Bottling took place on 30 August 2018.