The Grande Provence Red

Wine of origin

Franschhoek

Vintage

2014

Analysis

Alc/Vol 13.60%  |  pH 3.51  |  R.S. 2.4g/l

Vinification

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

Style

A perfectly balanced, full bodied and multi-dimensional red-style blend. A beautiful deep garnet with youthful hints of carmine. This wine exhibits a powerful and complex aroma with notes of cigar box and cherry tobacco, overlaid with cassis and roasted strawberries. Smooth, supple entry with seamless integration of oak. The flavours on the palate echo those found on the nose and are cradled by pliable, polished tannins. This is a classy and perfectly balanced example of a modern take on Bordeaux. Barrel aged for 18 months in oak French. Enjoy now or keep for 7-10 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