The 2015 vintage of Big G goes back to its roots, being comprised only of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. There’s an undeniable Bordeaux influence in the style of the wine, which has gone from strength to strength since winemaker Thierry Haberer came on board, whilst being unashamedly South African at the same time.
A Magnum of Big G
Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
Bottle size: 1500 ml,
In The Cellar
The individual varieties were handpicked and sorted allowing only the best berries to be used for this wine. Selected blocks in the vineyard are allocated to be used in making the Big G. All grapes fermented wild; 10% barrel fermented in new wood.
In The Vineyard
Located in the top, southern-most corner of the Franschhoek Valley, in the embrace of its spectacular mountains, the 22 hectare Holden Manz Wine Estate is situated between the Franschhoek River and Stony Brook at 300 meters above sea level. An exclusive grower of red grapes, the Estate only cultivates its top 16 hectares under vineyards, notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot. Long, cold and wet winters allow the vines to rest well, while hot dry summers and a gentle autumn allows for slow ripening. Featuring a rich and diverse terroir influenced by its unique natural surroundings, with 3 different soil types and a marked seasonal climate, the estate’s vineyards are perfectly suited to our intention – the production of ultra-premium wines made for the discerning wine connoisseur.
This is, far and away, the best expression of Big G ever produced by Holden Manz. Aromas of graphite, oh so much graphite, define the perfume alongside cassis, blueberries, lavender, black pepper, new leather and menthol. The palate is silky and sumptuous in equal measure with the 15% abv effortlessly disguised amongst black cherry jam, black olive tapenade and blackcurrant compote on slate.