A perfectly integrated blend with great length that combines the spiciness of the Syrah, the fresh fruits of the Petit Verdot and the juiciness from the Merlot. Initially it's fresh and fruity with good acidity, evolving into riper flavours and herbaceous notes, with elegant tannins and light acids in the finish. It tastes good straight out of the bottle but it will gain more complexity if decanted.
Try it with a tomato based stew.
"We love the wines of Waterkloof. Their Circle of Life blends change every year but always deliver delicious, elegant wines. This has juicy and pure dark fruits, a savoury spiciness and a refreshing finish."
Circle of Life Red is neither defined by grape varietals, nor indeed a specific block within the vineyard, made instead with an aim to encapsulate the myriad soils, aspects, altitudes and grape varieties found on this windswept, biodynamic farm. The vineyard blocks are all south facing (less sun exposure), 200-350m above sea-level and a mere 2 miles from The Atlantic. These factors combine to produce low yields, balanced grapes and wines with a true sense of place. The wine is left on skins for 30 days before going through malolactic fermentation in mainly old barrels, then ageing for 20 months in the same vessels. The components are then blended and the wine ages futher in large wooden foudre. No fining, just a light filtration.
Cabernet Franc 38%, Merlot 28%, Syrah 18%
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.
This wine has been produced using a sustainable process.