Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 - 93 points
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018 - 92 points
A medium to full bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier. Aromas of ripe red cherries, lavender and vanilla. Tantalizing flavours of white pepper and exotic spices dance on the palate. Smooth velvety tannins and a long rich finish make for an elegant wine with real promise.
88% Shiraz, 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier.
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
The Viognier was partly fermented in stainless steel tanks and then completed fermentation and malo-lactic in 60% new French oak 225L barrels. Both red varieties received four days pre-fermentation cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The Shiraz and Mourvedre then completed malolactic fermentation in 70% new oak 225L barrels and matured in these same barrels. The Shiraz and Mourvedre was then blended and matured in 40% American and 60% French oak barrel for 12 months.