Idiom ‘R’ – Rodanico Blend 2016
A medium to full-bodied blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Aromas of ripe red cherries, lavender and white pepper. Tantalising flavours of nougat 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.