Cape of Good Hope

Southern Slopes

This wine is made from grapes from our Riebeeksrivier farm in the Swartland. This farm is situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel mountains on the Malmesbury side with our vineyards on southern and western slopes. This wine is from the southern slopes where there is more clay in the soil mixed with Malmesbury shale. The combination of slope and soil, culminates into this deeper and richer style red blend.

This wine is a blend which consists mostly out of Shiraz, and other varietals from this slope includes Mourvedre and Petit Syrah (Durif). These vineyards produce a small bunch with concentrated flavours and delicate ,yet firm structure. These grapes are hand- sorted and fermented, they are barrel aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L barrels for 12 — 14 months. Then bottle-aged for 3 years.

Tasting Notes

Southern Slopes

This wine is made from grapes from our Riebeeksrivier farm in the Swartland. This farm is situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel mountains on the Malmesbury side with our vineyards on southern-and western slopes. This wine is from the southern slopes where there is more clay in the soil mixed with Malmesbury shale. The combination of slope and soil, culminates into this deeper and richer style red blend.

This wine is a 100% Shiraz. Other varietals from this slope includes Mourvedre and Petit Syrah (Durif). These vineyards produce a small bunch with concentrated flavours and delicate, yet firm structure. It is hand- sorted and fermented, and barrel-aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L barrels for 12 — 14 months. After this it was bottle-aged for 3 years.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Appealing spicy dark fruit: black cherry with cedar and a hint of tobacco. Tangy and fresh on entry. Ripe black fruit with light peppery spice notes. The textured palate is rounded and silkily smooth with multiple layers of flavour and a well-defined backbone. Good integration of oak and fruit with fine, dry tannins and an intriguing light licorice/saline element on the long tail. Bold, enticing ripe blackberry and plum aroma. Gentle, soft-fruited entry to the mouth. The juicy blackberry- and plum flavours are immediately apparent — along with a subtle tinge of spice. Rounded, fleshy and voluptuous texture with a light squeeze of tannin. Structured but pliable and generous with a rewardingly long, velvet tail.

Average Temperature

17.6°C

Rainfall

743.46mm

Harvesting

24/02/2014 - 10/04/2014

Origin of Fruit

Riebeeksrivier (Swartland)

Soil Type

Clay

Yield

7ton/ha

Tasting Notes

Appealing ripe black plum, spice and tobacco leaf notes on the nose. Succulent red and black berry fruit vibrance in the mouth, along with spicy tobacco and turned earth notes. Deep and plush, yet structured with a defined oak backbone. Rich, velvety texture with a long, smoothly rewarding finish.

Average Temperature

16.98°C

Rainfall

995.17mm

Harvesting

22/02/2013 - 05/03/2013

Origin of Fruit

Riebeeksrivier (Swartland)

Soil Type

Clay

Yield

7ton/ha

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