Type: Red Wine Grape(s): Shiraz,Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Region: Franschoek, South Africa
A blend of 35% shiraz, 33% merlot and 32% cabernet sauvignon which spent 18 months in 3rd fill 225 litre French oak barrels.
A beautiful collaboration of the typical characteristics of the three grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz & Merlot) - the nose is showing lots of red berry flavors and black fruit originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon as well as upfront spice and dark cherries from the Shiraz and plum from the Merlot. This wine has beautiful ripe, soft and allowing tannins with good balance and a soft and lingering finish. Spice, tobacco cassis flavours are prominent.
Holden Manz Wine Estate, known as Franschhoek's hidden gem, is located in the southernmost corner of the stunningly beautiful Franschhoek Valley.
Suggested food and wine pairing: Pair with slow cooked lamb stew or your favourite pizza/pasta dish.