Foundation Stone Red Blend
43% Shiraz, 20% Grenache Noir, 19% Cinsault, 9% Tannat, 9% Mourvèdre. Vineyards planted in decomposed granite soils with westerly facing slopes were identified in the Franschhoek, Walker Bay and Breede River areas to make this Mediterranean style blend. Well-manicured and settled vines yielding between 4 – 6 tonnes / ha.
This intriguing blend is silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of black pepper, blackcurrant, white chocolate on the nose. Layered complexity on the nose and palate surprise with every interaction.
Enjoy with ostrich or beef carpaccio, duck, venison and rump steak with a creamy pepper sauce.
Harvesting & Fermentation:
Grapes where harvested by hand between 24° – 25.5° Balling with good harvesting conditions throughout.
Fermentation took place in open top fermenters at 28˚C with up to 4 punch downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 Bar pressure after a short period of 4 days on the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in older 225L and 500L French oak barrels. All six varietals were matured separately in barrel for a total maturation time of 18 months and then blended for bottling.
Ready for your enjoyment or drink until 2021.