Idiom Rhône Style Blend 2011


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A rich and flamboyant blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier – also known as an SMV. Aromas of sweet lavender and white pepper. A soft mouth-filling wine with notes of sweet dark fruits, cloves and cinnamon. Savoury and spicy. A wine with a silky tannin structure and long lingering finish.

74% Shiraz, 25% Mourvèdre and 1% Viognier

Tasting Notes | Rhône Blend Video


Additional information


Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier



Wine of Origin



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

Date of Bottling

17th January 2013


pH 3.60
Total acidity 5.3g/l
Residual sugar 2.8g/l
Alcohol 14%

Vinification Details

The Viognier was partly fermented in stainless steel tanks and
then completed fermentation and malo-lactic in 60% new
French oak 225L barrels. Both red varieties received four days
pre-fermentation cold maceration prior to fermentation in
stainless steel tanks. The Shiraz and Mourvèdre then
completed malolactic fermentation in 70% new oak 225L
barrels and matured in these same barrels. The Shiraz and
Mourvèdre was then blended and matured in 40% American
and 60% French oak barrel for 12 months.