2020 Vernissage, Holden Manz

Franschhoek Valley,South Africa,


Bottle size: 75cl,

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    The elegant Holden Manz Vernissage flows into the glass in a dark ruby red and impresses already in the bouquet with the aromas typical for the grape varieties Merlot (59%), Cabernet Sauvignon (19%), Syrah (18%) and Cabernet Franc (4%). A heavenly scent of prunes, mulberries and ripe cherries rises to the nose, surrounded by smoky tones and cloves. Silky soft tannins caress the palate, while notes of dark cherries, fresh raspberries, tobacco and herbs provide a multi-faceted taste experience. Th

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    CELLAR INFORMATION Individual varieties were bunch and berry sorted, crushed and destalked to tank. Fermentation was initiated after 8 days cold soaking. Minimal additions were made to preserve the true cultivar characteristics of the grapes and to minimize man-made impact on the wine. After careful blending trials and numerous test tastings, the final blend combined a variety of batches each contributing in its own unique way to make this a balanced, expressive and fruit-driven wine. Maturation included 18 months in 3rd fill French oak barrels. VINEYARD INFORMATION These grapes were selected from distinct parcels with varying soil types. This complexity in growing has resulted in a wonderful intricacy in the wine. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness to enable the correct balance between sugar and phenolics.

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    South Africa


    Franschhoek Valley




    Holden Manz

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    Producer Profile

    A family owned wine producer located in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley. Established by owners Gerard Holden (a British investment banker in another life) & Migo Manz in 2010. The 22ha estate is situated between the Franschhoek River and Stony Brook at 300m above sea level.  With only 16 ha under vine, their focus has always been red grape varieties, though their stellar white wines, from the reserve Chardonnay, to the Chenin Blanc, and now Semillon requires further inspection. Best you read the critic’s notes and taste, to see for yourself!