2018 Holden Manz, Visionaire

Cape South Coast,South Africa,


Bottle size: 75cl,
  • JR-80

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“A bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. Dollops of violets, spiced quince and tomato bredie, with whiffs of fynbos and herb garden on a hot sunny afternoon. The tannins are firm yet refined and exquisitely round off the aromas of spice and fresh plum.

Matured for 22 months in 20% New French Oak 225L barrels, 80% 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak 225L barrels before blending and bottling.

We’re huge fans of the wines from Holden Manz and having visited th

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CELLAR INFORMATION 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 phenolic components. Individual varieties were bunch and berry sorted, crushed and destalked to tank. Fermentation was initiated after 5 day cold soaking. Minimal additions were made to preserve the true cultivar characteristics of the grapes. VINEYARD INFORMATION Another drought vintage! Winter 2016 was cool with good early rains in June however this did not continue and August was warm and dry resulting in early bud burst. The re-occurrence of a strong south- easter at inopportune moments caused the berries to be smaller but with good colour, acidity and taste profile. A low disease index minimized spray intervention while maintaining a very healthy crop. The harvest season was noteworthy for its lack of heatwave; long cool nights and pleasant late summer days which contributed to exceptional ripeness. Our 2017 wines are concentrated with dense flavours and good colour.

Additional information

Wine Type



South Africa


Cape South Coast




Holden Manz


Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah


Cape South Coast

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Loose Bottles

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Duty Paid



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[Jancis Robinson, 01/01/2023]

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!