Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend 2015
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.
72% Shiraz, 21% Mourvèdre and 7% Viognier
Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Vineyard – Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
|Date of Bottling||
1st February 2016
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.