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.

Tasting Notes | Rhône Blend Video



Additional information


Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier



Wine of Origin



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

Date of Bottling

16th January 2018


pH 3.59
Total acidity 5.5g/l
Residual sugar 2.5g/l
Alcohol 13.5%

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 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.