Mary Le Bow Red 2019Regular price £24.95
A warm rich deep ruby red in the glass. Beautiful complex nose of blackcurrant, persimmon, cassis, mulberry fruits, buchu and juniper, which follow through to the palate. Layer upon layer of flavour reveals rich mulberry, cassis and mocha flavours. Pure elegance and sophistication.
Country: South Africa
Grapes: 42% Shiraz, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot
Food Match: Slow cooked mutton stew stew or braai meat.
Viognier from 15 year old vines (planted in 2004), 2 picks for ripeness and freshness; Chenin Blanc from 41 year old singe vineyard in Stellenbosch, 2 picks for ripeness and freshness. Grapes were sorted, destemmed under CO2 to open top fermenters. Cold soak under CO2 for 2-3 days, fermented with wild yeasts at cool temperatures (11-13C) with one punch down daily; presses in a traditional basket press straight to barrel; partial malolactic fermentation and occasional barrel stirring. Matured in oak for a period of 7 months with 2 rackings prior to bottling in October 2019.