Romansrivier Vino Rood 2018
A limited-release showcasing the ultimate expression of terroir and our seven decades of wine-making. The wine features a worldly complexity with a gravitas complemented by refined elegance. Evocative notes of bright red fruit such as raspberries and blackberry lead to broody and dramatic flavours of truffle, mocha and cigar-box, with an intriguing smokiness. The mid-palate holds muscular, sleek tannins, leading to a long, slow finish.
Drink now or in the next 10 to 15 years, Drink now or in the next 10 years
The process began in the vineyard with hand-selection of optimum quality grapes. Cold maceration was done reductively for two days with 25%-30% of the juice bled-off To ensure the most effective extraction finest juice-to-skin contact, a combination of pump-overs (every 3 hours) and manual punch- downs were deployed done. When fermented dry, the wine was racked off for malolactic fermentation before being transferred to French oak barrels for 12 months. Under the cellar master's guidance, only the best barrels were selected for the final blending, ensuring a riveting, complete red wine of superiour quality.