Cape Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2020
Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Shiraz 30%, Merlot 24%, Petit Verdot 4%
Grapes were sourced from the Cape Town region where maritime climatic conditions
ensure slow ripening of grapes and delicate fruity wines. The cooler temperatures
due to oceanic winds and the long hours of sunlight as the sun sets into the ocean,
delivers healthy, aromatic grapes.
Grapes were hand-harvested at optimum tannin and fruit ripeness. The must was
fermented in specially designed auto fermenters under controlled conditions with
timer-regulated pump-over cycles for soft extraction of colour and fruit. After
pressing, controlled malolactic fermentation took place in tank. The different
cultivars were aged on French oak staves for 12 months before being blended.
Colour: Ruby red
Nose: An explosion of berry fruit such as raspberry, cranberry, blackberry and
strawberry with hints of prune, cinnamon and black pepper.
Taste: A soft, approachable and elegant wine with hints of sweet spice and plenty
Enjoy on its own slightly chilled or served with berry infused ice-cream, casseroles,
plainly grilled chicken and barbequed lamb chops.