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The Minotaur 2016

R 290.00

The Minotaur – a creature half man, half bull was the product of forbidden love between Pasiphae and Poseidon. Banished to the Labyrinth by King Minos for terrorising the Cretans, he was eventually killed by Theseus, the Athenian Hero.

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Tasting Notes

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.


Winemaker's Notes

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.


Analysis

Alcohol: 13.91%
pH: 3.49
Total Acidity: 6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 4 g/l

Serving Suggestion

At home with red meat, rich sauces and particularly with game.


Chef's Special

Slowly cooked lamb shank with a Minotaur reduction, roast potatoes and fresh herbs.


Awards

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®

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