Cape of Good Hope

Western Slopes

This wine is made from grapes from our Riebeeks Rivier 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 western slopes where there is more shale in the soil . The combination of slope and soil , culminates into this feminine and layered wine with lots of vibrancy and red fruit style red blend.

This wine is a blend which consists mostly of Shiraz, and other varietals from this slope includes Grenache and Carignan. 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

Western Slopes

This wine is made from grapes from our Riebeeks Rivier 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 Western slopes where there is more Schale in the soil . The combination of slope and soil , culminates into this feminine and layered wine with lots of vibrancy and red fruit style red blend.

This wine is a Blend which consists mostly out of Shiraz, and other varietals from this slope includes Grenache and Carrignan. These vineyards produce a small bunch with consentrated 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

Tasting Notes

Very typical aromas of plum and white pepper on the bouquet. The wine announces itself gently, with softly rounded and juicy red and black fruits. Spice too. This wine is about texture: satin smooth yet velvety and cosseting. Pliable and supple but with a notable core holding it firm. Although a subtle cedar flavour is apparent, it doesn't overwhelm, just knits harmoniously. Elegant and refined but approachable, it lingers long.

Average Temperature

17.6°C

Rainfall

743.46mm

Harvesting

20/02/2014 - 04/03/2014

Origin of Fruit

Riebeeksrivier (Swartland)

Soil Type

Shale

Yield

7ton/ha

Tasting Notes

Appealing aromas of spicy fruitcake, black cherry, blackcurrant and cedar. A nuanced, layered and silky textured palate which abounds with richly ripe black fruits - cherry, blackcur-rant, cassis - tempered by harmonious oak which is superbly integrated, making for a harmonious whole. There are cigarbox and spice notes apparent too, along with an inky depth of flavour. Overall, it's a refined and elegant wine with silky tannins, a plush opulence and a long, lingering aftertaste.

Average Temperature

16.98°C

Rainfall

995.17mm

Harvesting

22/02/2013 - 05/03/2013

Origin of Fruit

Riebeeksrivier (Swartland)

Soil Type

Schale

Yield

7ton/ha

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