The fruit for this wine was sourced from our Stellenbosch vineyards. The grapes were handpicked at optimum ripeness and fermented in varying methods of punch down, submerged cap and aerated pump-overs for optimum structure and complexity. It spent 15 months in a combination of 90% French and 10% American oak (1st, 2nd and 3rd fill) barrels. On the nose expect notes of red berries, sweet spices and hints of white pepper. The palate is well balanced and layered with mulberry and black cherry fruit complemented by a spicy freshness. A rich ripe wine with silky tannins, an appealing piquancy and a long, lingering finish.