A Cape blend of Pinotage 45 %, Malbec 21 %, Cab Franc 18 % and Shiraz 16%. Dark purple in colour with dark cherry, blackberry and truffle. The palate is complex with a medium to full bodied finish with generous but smooth, lingering, integrated tannins.
The wine was produced from hand picked grapes from our premier vineyards. Bunch sorting, followed by destemming and no crushing into open top barrels, fermentation lasted for 8 days with three punchdowns per day. Extended maceration post ferment for 10 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. Ageing in 40 % new French oak 300 l barrels lasted for 18 months after which the wine was bottled in December 2017.
|Total Acidity:||6 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||4 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.
|The Minotaur 2009||Gold: Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Double Gold: Veritas Awards
|The Minotaur 2008||Silver: Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010
89 Points: Parker Points®