2009 Tri-Nations Wine Competition (Australia/New Zealand/South Africa) - Gold medal
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold medal
2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold medal
2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition - Gold - Best in Class
2009 John Platter Wine Guide 2010 - 4½ Stars
Veritas 2008 - Silver
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Show - Trophy for Best Pinotage based Blend
Tri Nations Trophy for Best Non-Bordeaux blend for Steytler Vision 2006
Decanter World Wine Awards, UK, 2009 : Gold medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010: Trophy Best Pinotage Based Red Blend
Tri Nations Wine Challenge, Australia 2010: Trophy Best Non-Bordeaux Blend
Very intense ruby deepening to an opaque heart; densely layered fruit enfolds tightly woven tannins and spicy oak with ease, creating a richly textured mouthful; delivers great pleasure already but has the poise and power to richly reward 4 to 6 years of cellaring.
Mature for up to 10 years.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Pinotage 15% Merlot
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends!1. Rack of Lamb with rosemary roast potatoes.2. Rolled loin of Kudu.3. Selection of Cape Cheeses.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
About The Harvest
Yield of 7-8 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
The three cultivars were vinified and aged in small French oak barrels separately. They were blended together after 24 months in French oak.