Table Mountain is one of the world's most iconic landmarks: singular, enduring, and awe-inspiring to those at the foot of Africa. For centuries, it has stood as a welcoming beacon, leading the way to the Cape and its famous Winelands. More than 350 years ago, it was here that the first vineyards were planted to ripen under the summer sun and cooled by ocean breezes to concentrate grape flavors. The influence on the vineyards of the mountain, surrounded by the sea, is considerable and helps shape the Cape's unique wines. Like the mountain that inspires them, their wines are a symbol of authentic South African generosity.
Lucious deep ruby red in the glass. Rich bouquet of blackcurrant and cherry aromas with mocha and oak spice hints. A full-bodied wine with blackcurrant, cherry, and mocha flavors followed by oak spice.
The grapes were sourced from the Cape's premier vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Paarl,Wellington, and Robertson areas. The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness to achieve the fruit-driven character of the wine. The grapes were harvested by hand at 23° to 25˚ Balling in February and March. Each vineyard block was individually vinified. The fruit was cold-fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks at 20˚ to 25˚C to retain fruit flavors. An additional three days' maceration assisted in preserving flavor while giving the intensity of color to the wine. The skins were then removed, pressed, and malolactic fermentation was completed.
This is one of the most famous wines from South Africa. However, there has been a lowering of demand in the more affordable category for red wines from South Africa over the past year. The price has been stable over the past year, and many stores in Oceania have this wine. Recently only the 2019 vintage has been available.