Appellation : W.O. Tradouw
Alt & Orientation : 455m, South facing slop, 50km frim the Indian Ocean
Soil Type & Rain : Karoo shale, mixed with clay, 300mm rain per annum. Drip irrigation
Climate : Continental: dry summer days with cool evenings. Cool ocean breezes flow freely into the valley & extend ripening
Maceration : cool maceration
Fermentation : Hand-punched down, wild yeast (natural) for 14 days
Ageing : 2° months, 500L French oak barrels, 50% new fill, 50% second
Production : 6 000 bottles
A classic, well balanced thinly layered wine with brooding garnet of sweet red and black hedgerow fruit combined with stewed apples and cranberry. Hints of spice with cigar box aromas. Tannins are re-assuring with a cedar plum finish.
Compliments any hearty meat dish like oxtail, cog a vin, spicy foods and pulled pork. It plays well with spicy undertones but is more suitable for neutral dishes like bouillabaisse and a tom yum soup.