The Grande Provence Red

Wine of origin

Franschhoek

Vintage

2012

Winemaker

Karl Lambour

Analysis

Alc/Vol 13.83%  |  pH 3.52  |  R.S. 1.2g/l

Vinification

Grapes for the TGP are hand harvested from vineyards overlooking the Grand Provence Estate.  The well drained, decomposed sandstone soil is ideal for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Special vinification methods are used to obtain low vigour, slow ripening grapes, perfect building blocks for this iconic Bordeaux-style blend. 

Style

A perfectly balanced, full-bodied and multi-dimensional red-style blend. The nose and palate are made up of layers of plum, mint, dark chocolate, spice and cigar box aromas. The mouth feel is soft, well rounded with an elegant and lingering finish.

Barrel aged for 36 months in small French, first-fill barrels. It is important to let the wine breath for 1-2 hours. Enjoy now or cellar for 5-7 years.

Serving suggestion

Bordeaux-style blends are the perfect partner to lamb, beef, game and duck. Enjoy this wine with full flavoured, slow roasted red meat dishes, lamb cutlets with rosemary and creamy veal saltimbocca.

Previous awards

  • 4 stars – Platter Wine Guide 2015
  • Silver – SA Veritas Wine Awards, October 2014
  • Double Gold – Michelangelo Wine Awards 2013
  • TM Mercurey Best Bordeaux Style Red Blend Trophy 2013
  • Silver – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, May 2012