BOTTLE OF CAPE ROCK RED 2015
SYRAH 87%, MOURVÈDRE 9%, VIOGNIER 4%
Co-fermented with natural yeasts for this Syrah based blend. Mourvèdre added for body and spice and Viognier for freshness and to enhance the aromatic profile with it’s subtle floral and dried apricot aromas. A seamless wine expressing the terroir using 3rd fill or older bigger fine grain French oak barrels so that there is very little oak influence on the resulting wine.
The wine is medium bodied with ripe red raspberry through to plums, violets, slight aniseed, pepper and other spice aromas on the nose that carries through to the palate. The tannins are soft and well integrated. The wine can be enjoyed from early 2017, but should only improve with age for up to 8 years after release. The wine is ideal to be enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled in summer evenings and will go well with firm cheeses, charcuterie, lamb or game dishes.
4.5-star Platter’s Wine Guide rating (94/100)
24 year old (Syrah) and 8 year old (Mourvèdre and Viognier) trellised and irrigated vineyards, Spruitdrift area, Olifants River, West Coast, South Africa.