Other recent vintages:  2015   2014  

Each component of this blend carries different varietal characteristics and reflects slight soil differences between different vineyards on the estate. It is a true reflection of Simonsberg terroir. The wine elicits the aromas and tastes of fresh black currant, and plum with a touch of mint. Oak plays a well-integrated supporting role.

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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 46%
    Cabernet Sauvignon
      25%
    Merlot
      18%
    Cabernet Franc
      11%
    Petit Verdot
     
  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Natural wine
  • Oak
      18 months in 20% new French oak
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      53 x 225 liter barrels
  • Residual sugar
      2.9 g/l
  • Soil
      Granite and clay
  • Vegan
  • Vineyard aspect
      Northeast and northwest
  • Vineyard elevation
      170-350m
  • Award
      4.5 stars, 92 points, Platter's South African Wine Guide (2018 vintage)
  • Award
      91 points, Tim Atkin MW (2017 vintage)
  • Award
      Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards (2017 vintage)

From hand-sorting at harvest, each component of this blend begins its fermentation in tank and completes it in 225l French oak barrels. Only the lowest press fractions are used for blending, resulting in a wine composed almost entirely of free-run juice.