A magnificent vintage. Inviting bright ruby glow. Savoury and dark fruit with smooth tannins. Zesty plum fruit. A wine that needs time to reveal its full charm. Lovely cool-climate expression.
Proceeds from the sales of this bottle of wine fund the operations of the Bartho Eksteen Wine Academy, a unique initiative for high school students to enable them to make a career choice."We convey the understanding of terroir, the art of winemaking and the respect which this noble product deserves".
Sommelier note: The ultimate mixed grill wine (steak, chops, boerewors).
Winemakers' note: Matured in old French oak for 21 months. A dash of two other Rhône grapes adding fragrance.
Year: 2018, Produced: 4 074 Bottles, Alcohol: 13.35 Vol%, Residual Sugar: 2.40 g/l, Total Acidity: 4.90 g/l, pH: 3.72, SO2 (free): 39 ppm