Deep garnet colour. Aromas of red cherries, black current, fynbos and white pepper. Berries, cherries and fresh vanilla on entry. Elegant, balanced mouth feel with a savoury finish, lengthened by light chalky tannins.
Drink now or mature for up to 8 years.
Soaring Eagle 2016
- Varietal: 40% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 12% Pinotage Viticulture: The cool South Facing slopes combined with the fresh afternoon breezes coming off the cold Atlantic Ocean result in ideal ripening conditions. Leaves are removed in the bunch zone at the pea berry stage of grape development to allow sunlight to aid in the ripening of the grapes. A large green harvest at 80% veraison ensures even ripeness at harvesting Cellar: Our grapes are sorted in the vineyard and then twice in the cellar, once as whole bunches and then as individual berries on a vibrating sorting table. The grapes once in the tank are cooled to below 10 degrees Celsius and maintained at this temperature for the cold soak which lasts between 7 and 10 days. Fermentation is then allowed to proceed with wild yeasts. The tanks are mixed and punched down regularly to ensure optimal extraction. Malolactic fermentation then takes place in 225 L French Oak vats, followed by maturation for 24 months in the same vats. Tasting note: Deep garnet colour. Aromas of vanilla pods, black current, fynbos and ripe cherries. Dark fruit, white pepper and fresh vanilla on entry. Elegant, balanced mouthfeel with a savoury finish, lengthened by light chalky tannins. Drink now or mature for up to 8 years. Chemical Analysis: Alcohol: 14.0 % vol Residual sugar: 2.7g/l pH: 3.64 TA: 5.7g/l VA: 0.70g/l