Mary Le Bow Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Petit Verdot, Western Cape

Mary Le Bow Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Petit Verdot, Western Cape

A blend of about 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz and 20% Petit Verdot; the grapes are grown in the vineyards of a farm called Wildepaardekloof, the name translates as wild horse valley. The farm is tucked into the mountains high above the hamlet of Ashton in the Robertson region. The vineyards are planted on mineral rich, ancient, decomposed granite soils; the climate is bitingly cold in winter and warm to very hot in the summer. About 30% of the grapes were slightly crushed prior to a cold maceration for about five days, this was followed by a fermentation with regular four hour soft punch downs of the cap. The blended wine was aged in predominantly French Oak, about 30% new, for just over a year. Shows a complex nose of blackcurrant, cassis, mulberry and juniper; the palate is rich and multi-layered finishing on elegant vanilla notes.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Producer: Mary Le Bow
  • Primary grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Secondary grape: Shiraz
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £21.00
  • Code: 33423
  • Expression: Barrel