McGregor (in the Robertson Valley of South Africa.)
Ten-year-old vines grafted on Richter 110 and planted on rocky northwest facing Karoo-soil. Extended 4-wire cordon trellised system.
9 Tons / Ha ; 2,7 kg / vine
At unloading the grapes where crushed before additions of tartaric acid and selected yeast for fermentation. Regular pump-over for colour extraction during fermentation. After malolactic fermentation a 14-month French oak barrel-maturation period follows, with 50% new barrels, where after the wine is racked and bottled.
Deep red colour with a mixer of blackberry, plum and slight nut flavour in harmony with oak from the barrels. Good balance on the pallet between soft tannins and acidity. Long aftertaste with fruity flavours.
A serious wine to enjoy now or mature for 7 – 10 years. Enjoy with red meat dishes or buffet for a real culinary experience.