This classical Bordeaux-style red wine is crafted from all five Bordeaux varieties and was the first wine to be made on the Diemersdal Estate. In striving to make simply the best, fruit from selected sites planted to the terroir most suited to each variety and blended to form a perfect whole, the result being a singular expression of supreme excellence and superb quality.
The vines are rooted in deep red Hutton soils on north-facing slopes, catching the southerly breezes of summer and the frontal winds that punish the Cape from the north in winter. Cool growing conditions on exposed aspects, as well as the practise of dryland farming, sees the fruit develop slowly, drawing maximum variety expression on the vine. The result is tight bunches of small berries, ideal for making wines of structure, elegance and refinement.
Tasting Notes: Spends 22 months in French oak barrels. Deep dark chocolate enticing cedar aromas appear first on the nose followed by wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of JIavours ranging from black cherry and red fruits carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes. It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop with years to come.less