- Vintage: 2019
- Origin: Western Cape W.O. South Africa
- Taste guide: - Bright ruby red hue with prominent aromas of berries, red fruit and spices. Full-bodied palate with blackcurrant & cherry fruit flavours followed by nuances of vanilla/cinnamon spice, firm tannins and a lingering finish - unoaked
- 75cl - 13% - screwcap
- Will cellar well for another couple of years.
Taking its name from one of the early peoples at the Cape, Obikwa, is a range of down to earth, adventurous wines expressing their true varietal character and rich, ethnic charm. Palate pleasing with a sense of fun as depicted by the bright yellow ostrich with its remarkable long neck, these wines are a tribute to the intrepid OBiKWA people for whom the ostrich represents a life force and trusted companion.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from selected vineyard sites across the wine regions of the Western Cape, all managed by viticulturist Annelie Viljoen. The great diversity of ancient soil types provides the mix of fruit which when vinified and then carefully blended gives a consistent quality wine.
The grapes were sourced from a selection of the Cape’s vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Robertson areas. The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness at 23° to 25 ̊ to achieve the fruit-driven character of the wine.
Grapes are cold-fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks at 20 ̊ to 25 ̊C to retain fruit flavours. The skins were then removed, pressed and malolactic fermentation completed.
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