Type: Red Wine Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Franc & Malbec Wine Region: Franschhek, South Africa
One is greeted by the flavours of plums and chocolate on a platform of well-integrated oak flavours on entry, followed by elegant raspberry and red currant flavours backed by well-pronounced spice from the Syrah.
Medium to full-bodied, juicy with a firm, ripe tannin structure backed by well-balanced acidity. Mid palate is full of dark fruit with a long and lingering finish.The individual wines were matured separately for 18 months in 225 litre French oak barrels of which 20% were new with the remainder 2nd and 3rd fill. The blend was compiled and allowed to continue barrel maturation for a further 6 months.
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: Steak with a pepper sauce.