Herbarium Cape Red 2021
Cape Red 2021
Wine of Origin Walker Bay
Product of South Afrca
Case 6 x 750 ml
The heritage building inside which Maanschijn crafts its wines has lived many lives. Previously a stable, it was also later inhabited by a Walker Bay local, Oom Sampie, who, within its walls, used to dry an assortment of indigenous flowers for sale at the local market.
Four varieties make up this Cape Red blend: Pinotage, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache noir. The vineyards, all located in the southern, cooler Walker Bay wine district, are surrounded by the rich expanse of the Cape’s fynbos kingdom.
The fruit was fermented spontaneously, partially in whole bunches, for eight to fifteen days before being pressed to aged French oak. Maturation lasted nine months. The wine was blended and bottled, by hand, without fining or filtration.