Idiom ‘R’ – Rodanico Blend 2016
A medium to full-bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier. Aromas of juniper berry, lavender and cloves. Tantalizing flavours of savoury plums and exotic spices dance on the palate. Smooth velvety tannins and a long rich finish make for an elegant wine with real promise.
84% Shiraz, 11% Mourvèdre and 5% Viognier.
Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
16th January 2018
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 of pre-fermentation cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The Shiraz and Mourvedre then completed malolactic fermentation in 70% new oak 225L barrels and matured in these same barrels. The Shiraz and Mourvedré were then blended and matured in 40% American and 60% French oak barrels for 12 months.