Idiom ‘C’ – Cape Blend 2018


A velvety opulent wine made with the Cape’s own grape Pinotage blended with noble varieties. Rich and intriguing aromas and intriguing flavours suggestive of black forest cake with notes of cigar box and ripe cherries. Soft tannins, red fruit, and a lively finish are hallmarks of this wine that is a signature of South African excellence.

Pinotage (43%), Cabernet sauvignon (24%), Merlot (19%), Cabernet franc (9%), Shiraz (5%)


Tasting Notes


Additional information


Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz



Wine of Origin



Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg

Date of Bottling

24th February 2020


pH 3.42
Total acidity 6.0 g/L
Residual sugar 2.8 g/L
Alcohol 14%

Vinification Details

All the different grapes spent 5 days on cold maceration, where after it was fermented in stainless steel tanks at optimal temperatures of between 22-28°C. Here after malo-lactic fermentation took place on wood staves in stainless steel tanks. The wines were then matured separately for 10 months in 45% new 225L French and American oak, before being blended and left to marry for a further 2-4 months.