Maanschijn Herbarium Cape Red 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Walker Bay
R210
In stock
(Only 9 left)
91
CE
'50% Pinotage, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvèdre from various Bot River and Stanford properties. Approximately 60% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting nine months in old oak. The nose shows top notes of musk, fynbos and spice before cranberry, raspberry and strawberry and just a little meaty character in the background. The palate is juicy and fresh with fine tannins before gently savoury finish. A cheering glass of wine.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100

'Three varieties make up this Cape Red blend: Pinotage, Mourvèdre and Syrah. The vineyards, all located in the southern, cooler Walker Bay wine district, are surrounded by the rich expanse of the Cape’s fynbos kingdom. The fruit was fermented spontaneously, in whole bunches, for seven to ten days before being pressed to aged French oak. Maturation lasted nine months. The wine was blended and bottled, by hand, without fining or filtration.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Paul Hoogwerf and Doug Mylrea
Alcohol 12.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 50% Pinotage, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvèdre
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating CE 91
Producer information The two winemakers of Maanschijn, Paul Hoogwerf and Doug Mylrea, produce artisanal wines from vineyards in the Walker Bay region. They attended the same high school and university, and later on in life their paths crossed again, leading them to create Maanschijn. The Maanschynkop mountain, located behind their winemaking building, provided the inspiration for their name. They strive to produce low intervention, fresh and uniquely South African wines.
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