planted in 2002
Farming: dry farmed bush vines
Exposition: west and southwest facing slopes
In the cellar
Fermented under semi carbonic conditions for 10 days on the stems. Aged in old 500L French Oak barrels for 10 months.
Christian Eedes: Red and black berries, cured meat, olive brine, fynbos and white pepper on the nose. The palate shows excellent fruit density, bright acidity and powdery tannins before a finish that is long and dry to the point of saline. Well balanced with no shortage of structure despite an alcohol of just 12%. Possessing plenty of verve, an absolute pleasure to drink.
REGION: Swartland, South Africa
AGING POTENTIAL: 5 Years
FOOD MATCHING: Red Meat, Pasta