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Iona One Man Band Red

Iona One Man Band Red

Regular price R 2,009.00 ZAR
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Hand harvested, before being destemmed and sorted on a vibrating table, the grapes were not crushed. Once wild fermentation had started, the skin cap was softly punched down 2-3 times per day to achieve the desired extraction. Post fermentation the wines underwent extended maceration; tasted regularly in order to assess the extraction level and when to press off. Once pressed off, the wines undergo spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel where they were aged for 12-16 months, in 500L French oak barrels, of which 18% is new oak.

Syrah is dense and powerful, but with bags of ripe red berry fruit and spice. It provides warmth in the blend which is a perfect counterpoint to the coolness of the Iona contributions. The typical flavour profile is classically Cabernet Sauvignon with deep, dark cassis and cigar box aromas. Mourvèdre lends weight, spice and wild berries to the blend. Petit Verdot is very tannic and dark but brings great colour, structure and aromatics to the blend.

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