THE GOOD GUYS MUSE
The complex stony soils, together with a warm dry climate (350mm) moderated by constant sea breezes provides an ideal terroir for these 8 year old vines. Ensuring a long, complex finish of red berries, spice & wet stones. A great complement for a posh night with steak, roast or lamb.
Medium deep bright red colour. Forthcoming & ethereal cedar and spice nose with layers of red berry and cherry. Dry soft tannins with red berry fruit, fennel and spice persistent throughout the long, complex palate. Ideal with Overberg lamb. Drink 2018 to 2023.
Handpicked and carefully sorted in 14 kg flat trays in the cool mornings. 98% de-stemming and gentle crushing directly into an open top 700ℓ French oak vat. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation @ max. temp. 29°C. Time on the skins 9 days, with caps of the skins punched down (pigeage) 2 to 3 times a day. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from traditional basket press. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. 22 months in 30% new French oak, which included 4 rackings to gradually clarify the wine and assist maturation. The wine was bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Touriga Nacional