Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Professor Black Pitch Black

2021 Gold Medal

Warwick Estate

Warwick Estate Professor Black Pitch Black
Bordeaux Blends (containing two or more of the following: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec). () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


A Classical blend inspired by the wines that came from the Simonsberg in the middle of the previous century. Classical Bordeaux varieties mixed with Cinsault, as was the norm in the more than 50 years ago. All the varieties besides the Cinsault are de-stemmed and fermented on the skins for 2-3 weeks before pressing and ageing in small French oak barrels for a period 18 months, 20% new. The Cinsault was fermented whole bunch and aged in stainless steel tanks. Blending and a light filtration took place before bottling in October 2019.

Classic roast lamb or slow cooked oxtail.