Holden Manz, Vernissage 2014, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Note: A red blend that comes together with spice and some black pepper.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a nose of black plum, boysenberry, red cherry, blossom and raspberry compote.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied red blend is full bodied with grippy, medium-plus tannin.
There is balance the between fruit and tannin structure.
Bottle Note: Holden Manz wines benefit from the terroir formed by imposing mountains, cooling south easterly winds, significant day and night temperature difference and soil types ideal for producing quality grapes. While nature still plays her own role in each vintage we aim for low yields and concentrated berries. By combining these natural and man-made inputs we produce balanced and constituent quality wines throughout our range. Our Vernissage blend has a dark deep center with a bright red edge. An inspired collaboration of the three cultivars used – the nose shows lots of berry flavors and black fruit originating from the cabernet sauvignon 30%, which is complimented by the upfront spice and dark cherry flavors from our shiraz 35%. This well-balanced wine has beautifully ripe, soft and chewy tannins and a soft and lingering finish. Shiraz 35%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%.
Price: $8 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 90 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Holden Manz Winery Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 20, 2018