The Spirit of Lynx

The wine is made from grapes all sourced from our Estate. A beautiful dark fruit flavoured nose with hints of pencil shavings, leather and black olives. The palate is firm, with a seamlessly integrated tannin structure. Lovely notes of Violets, Black Cherries and fynbos rounds off the palate beautifully.

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Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot

Winemaking Notes:
After harvesting the grapes the must has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Then the wine was oaked for 12 months in French Oak barrels. Only three of the best barrels were chosen to mature another 12 months and to make up the components for The Spirit of Lynx. This wine was in the end matured for a total of 24 months in 50% 1st fill and 50% 2nd fill.

Alcohol: 14.7%
RS: 1.1 g/l
pH:3.48
TA: 5.6g/l
TSO2: 67mg/l

Drinking Temperature:
16-18°C
Open the bottle one hour before drinking and then decide if you need to decant or not.

Pairing:
Pair this wine with hearty stews like Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon where the richness of the dish will be well suited to the complexity of this finely structured red wine.

Storability:
Drinking well now, but perfect after aging another 3-5 years. Can easily age up to 12-18 years.