Premier - Classic Red Bordeaux
Strewn with black fruits, exotic spices, and shards of dark chocolate. It proves
to be a winner with sweet spicy oak melting powerfully into a dense. A deep
fruited and structured core combination makes it a harmonious wine.
Some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and
Merlot finds their origins in the Stellenbosch region.
Being cooler, the region gives the wine body and fruit intensity. This multi-layered
wine has good sucrosite, hints of violets. Loaded with blackcurrant and cassis
flavors on the nose. Subtle nuances of cloves and vanilla culminate in a soft
mouth-filling tannin finish.
The picking of these grapes was done when the grapes were at a ripe 25°
Balling. Grapes were harvested in the early part of the morning to preserve
freshness and fruit by the time we reach the cellar.
IN THE CELLAR
After harvesting at 23° Balling, destemming followed with no crushing of the
grapes to preserve the fruit. Fermentation for 3 weeks on the skin preceded
pressing and resting for 12 months in new French oak barrels. A further 18
months in second-fill barrels took place, where malolactic fermentation
occurred. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
IN THE VINEYARD
The origin of these grapes stems from the 15-year-old bush vine vineyards on
This palatable full-bodied wine pairs well with a variety of red meat dishes,
(e.g., steak, roast, venison, casseroles, and stews). Enjoy it with rich Italian
pasta, grilled steaks, dark chocolates, and dried fruits.
Drink now or cellar for 20+ years
Type: Wine - Red
Style: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cab Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, and 6% Merlot
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Case Size: 6 bottles