The Grande Provence Red

R590.00

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

This wine is a perfectly balanced, full-bodied and multi-dimensional blend with a beautiful deep garnet hue. It exhibits a powerful and complex aroma with notes of cigar box, cherry tobacco and cedar, overlaid with cassis, roasted strawberries, bright red cherries and raspberries. The wine has a smooth, supple entry with seamless integration of oak. The flavours on the palate echo those found on the nose and are cradled by pliable, polished tannins that linger like a first kiss.  This is a classy and perfectly balanced example of a modern take on Bordeaux.

 

AWARDS

91 points – Tim Atkin Awards

Platinum – South African Wine Index 2019

Silver – Michelangelo Awards 2018

 

VINTAGE

2015

 

VARIETY

Merlot 60% | Cabernet Sauvignon 30% | Malbec 10%

 

WINE OF ORIGIN

Grapes for The Grande Provence Red are hand harvested from vineyards overlooking Grande Provence Estate.  The well-drained, decomposed sandstone soil is ideal for the cultivation of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grapes. Special viticultural methods are used to obtain low vigour and slow ripening grapes, perfect building blocks for this iconic Bordeaux-style blend.

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Bordeaux-style blends are the perfect partner to lamb, beef,  game and duck.  Enjoy this wine with full-flavoured, slow roasted red meat dishes, lamb cutlets with rosemary and creamy veal saltimbocca.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

This wine was barrel aged in French Oak for 24 months. Delicious for drinking now. Shows promise for greater integration for up to 10-15 years from vintage.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alc:  14.0 %

pH:  3.42

RS:  2.42 g/l

TA:  5.8 g/l

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