Doolhof - Theseus (Bordeaux Blend), Limietberg 2016

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is forthcoming with blackberry, black cherry and cassis. The palate is full and juicy with soft, fine, well integrated tannins. The wine shows great depth with a long, lingering finish. The wine was produced from handpicked grapes from our premier vineyards. Four pump overs were done per day, adding to colour, richness and tannins. The different grape varietals were fermented separately with extended maceration on skins after fermentation. Only the best barrels were selected for this wine. The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% new 300L French oak barrels.

Food Pairing: meat, including fillet steak and lamb.

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
South Africa

44.95

Red

2016

14% Alc.

Bottle (750ml)

16°C-18°C

Oak Aging

Dry

18 months in oak

Doolhof

The valley in which Doolhof lies is blessed with unique terroirs. The Estate lies between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is soils that are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenic Glenrosa and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four metres or beyond.