Idiom Rhône Style Blend 2012
A medium to full bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier – also known as an SMV. Aromas of ripe red cherries, lavender and vanilla. Tantalising flavours of white pepper and exotic spices dance on the palate. Smooth velvety tannins and a long rich finish make for an elegant wine with real promise.
88% Shiraz, 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier
Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
4th February 2015
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.