Idiom ‘C’ – Cape Blend 2016


A velvety opulent wine made with the Cape’s own grape Pinotage blended with noble varieties. Rich and intriguing aromas and flavours with exploding layers of red fruits with notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Soft tannins, dark red fruit and a long finish are hallmarks of this wine.

Pinotage (47%), Cabernet sauvignon (26%), Cabernet franc (11%), Shiraz (11%), Merlot (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

16th January 2018


pH 3.57
Total acidity 5.5 g/L
Residual sugar 3.0 g/L
Alcohol 14%

Vinification Details

All the different grapes spent 5 days on cold maceration, whereafter it was fermented in stainless steel tanks at optimal temperatures of between 22-28°C. Hereafter 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.