Affinity 2012

A beautiful ink black, dark plum colour. An exceptionally complex wine with cherries, plums and cassis and mixed spice on the nose. Rich palate, succulent and broad. A full rich entry with firm but elegantly integrated tannins with lingering spiciness.

Winemakers Notes

The components of this Bordeaux blend are picked at optimal ripeness and harvested separately.

The Harvest

The components were separately vinified and matured. Barrel selection for the blend occurred after 20 months of maturation of the individual components in French oak. 51% New.

In the Cellar

Alcohol
pH

14.36%
3.46

RS
Total Acid

2.8 g/l
6.0 g/l

52% Merlot 33% Cabernet Sauvignon,
9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot

Blend Information

Geissorhiza is a large genus of small to medium corm bearing plants in the Iridaceae family. Geissorhiza radians is one of the most sought after having very attractive deep blue flowers with red centres. The Wine cup is our core flower representing the core-wine of our range The Affinity Blend.

Geissorhiza radians (Wine Cup)

Our wines are linked to a specific flower – the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

Botanical Sketch

Awards

4 Star – Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Previous Vintages

Current Vintage

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