Complex and intriguing Cabernet Franc from Franschhoek, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon was added. Natural fermentation on large wooden tanks. The wine aged for 24 months in 50% new French oak, was bottled unfiltered and bottle-aged for 3 years before release. Bright floral notes of cherry blossom and violet mingle with dark fruit, pencil shavings, cedar and spice aromatics. A plush entry to the palate with succulent plum and black cherry, dusted with spice. Refined, poised and structured, the oak frames the fruit well and also plays with the rich cocoa and cedar nuances. Complex and silky with a lingering finish. Cellaring potential of 10+ years.
Serve with the best of red meat, beef, venison and lamb.
About this winery:
The history of the winery dates back to 1694 when Huguenot Jean Roi planted 4000 vines beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. Current owner is international businessman and wine connoisseur Anthonij Rupert. The flagship portfolio carries his own name. Only the best grapes are selected and the cellar is state of the art.
CharacteristicsFull bodied, dry red wine based on 100% Barbera with great complexity and finesse. Nizza is renowned for its excellent Barbera. Aromas and flavours of...
CharacteristicsTenuta Garetto estate has an old clone of Grignolino which gives rise to a particularly fine and elegant wine. The vinification aims at preserving the...
CharacteristicsFull bodied, dry red wine based on 100% Barbera with complexity and finesse. Aromas and flavours of blackberry, sour cherry, licorice, dried herbs and black...
CharacteristicsVery fresh and aromatic sparkling, made from Moscato Bianco sourced from old vines. The grapes are handpicked and carried to the cellar in small baskets....