The 2011 vintage was challenging due to weather conditions throughout the season which resulted in concentrated flavours.
The grapes were handpicked in the fresh hours of the early morning from Delaire’s mountain vineyards. All grapes were extensively hand sorted to ensure only the best quality is used for wine making.
The wine was produced with meticulous care - hand sorting, whole berry fermentation, gentle extraction of fruit, basket pressed, matured in 80% new French oak barrels and a rigorous selection to decide on only the best.
Tasting Notes Valvet textured, complex and powerful. Cassis, dark fruit and spicy flavours dominate in a layered and lingering delivery and the wine is suited for aging of 4 years.
Rating and Awards This wine is rated 4-1/2 Stars by world famous Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2014.