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Producer: Holden Manz
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 15.5%

Colour: Deep ruby
Nose: Intense, complex
Palate: Full bodied, intense, complex

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Why we love it
A fabulous limited-edition co-fermentation of Syrah and Merlot from an outstanding vintage – full bodied, intense and hugely complex.

Tasting notes
Deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, intense aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, ripe strawberry, beef dripping and savoury nuttiness, with hints of blueberry, forest floor and white truffle. On the palate, a broad flavour profile with mocha, anise and nutmeg all playing off one another. A highly complex, multi-layered wine with very fine tannins and wonderful acidity. Full bodied, intense and complex on the palate, with a long finish. Fine tannins and wonderful acidity.

Food pairing
Ideal with lamb Shawarma – but drink with any special meal involving darker meats and light spices.

Additional information
This unique co-fermented wine is only possible due to the rare occurrence of Merlot and Syrah ripening at the same time on the Holden Manz farm in Franschhoek. The individual varietals were hand picked and hand sorted, meaning only the most optimally ripe berries were used. Co-fermentation took place in brand-new 225-litre French-oak barrels, using only indigenous yeasts. This was followed by 24 months’ maturation in barrel and the same time bottle ageing. Only 800 numbered bottles were made.

Comes with a black presentation box.

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