The grapes were harvested at 23 °B. Fermented at 26 - 28°C for about 4 days. Pumped over 3 times daily during alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was completed in tanks. Spent 12 months in French oak barrels of which 50% were new. DESCRIPTION: Intense ruby colour. An upfront, intense nose of rosemary, brambles, fynbos, buchu and eucalyptus flavours. Loads of concentrated ripe berry fruit on the palate. A well balanced wine with a good structure and a long clean finish. Will mature very well in the bottle for at least another 7 years.