This is a deep, ruby coloured, concentrated red blend shows prominent aromas of dark cherry, blackcu..
This is a deep, ruby coloured, concentrated red blend shows prominent aromas of dark cherry, blackcurrant and vanilla. On the palate cinnamon, sweet spice and ripe, juicy dark fruit together with a firm tannin structure, ensures good length and an enduring finish.
Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness. After de-stem, they were cold soaked for
two days to extract more fruit character and enhance colour. The wine was inoculated
with specially selected yeast strains and fermented until dry. Free-run juice was racked
to barrel where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked from
the lees and returned to barrel for 18 months of maturation.
This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of flavourful meat dishes.
KWV is one of South Africa's leading wine and spirit producers, with an impressive
international reputation and history. Its new owners brought in a winemaking team led
by Wim Truter. With its 72 growers in every region of the Western Cape, it has unrivalled
access to all of South Africa's wine regions, and they champion both South African
classics and off-beat varieties as well as employ innovative methods such as producing
sulphur-free wines using honey bush and Rooibos tea bark. KWV is amongst the Top 50
World's Most admired wine brands as per the Drinks International 2019 report.
points Greg Sherwood MW
aromatics of violets and lilac, lush ripe red and black berry fruits and a
creamy, bruléed top note of brown toast and roasted coffee beans. The
palate texture is simply drop dead gorgeous with a cool, fleshy, dreamy harmony
of tart black plum, black cherry, black currant, salty black liquorice and a
subtle leafy sapidity on the finish that adds plenty of interest."