A Cape blend of Pinotage, Malbec, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Dark purple in colour with dark cherry, blackberry and truffle. The palate is medium to full bodied with a generous persistent finish.
The wine was produced from hand picked grapes from our premier vineyards. Four pump overs were done per day, adding to colour, richness and tannins. The different grape varietals were fermented separately with extended maceration on skins after fermentation. Only the best barrels were selected for this wine. The wine was aged for 14 months in 60% new and 40% second fill 225L French oak barrels. Wine was stabilized and bottled in November 2009
|Total Acidity:||5.9 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||1.2 g/l|
At home with red meat, rich sauces and particularly with game.
Slowly cooked lamb shank with a Minotaur reduction, roast potatoes and fresh herbs.
|SAWI Rating:||93 Points|
The Minotaur 2008: Silver – Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010
The Minotaur 2008: 89 Points – Parker Points
The Minotaur 2008: Gold – Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009
The Minotaur 2008: Double Gold – Veritas Awards 2009