Holden Manz is a family owned wine producer located in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Established by owners Gerard Holden & Migo Manz in 2010 the estate grows cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and syrah and sources a selection of white varietals from specialist growers.
Coastal Region,South Africa,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
The maiden vintage of this unique co-fermented wine is only possible due to the rare occurrence of Merlot and Syrah ripening at the same time on the Holden Manz farm in Franschhoek. The individual varietals were hand-picked on 10th March 2015 by our Cellarmaster and then hand-sorted allowing only the most optimally ripe berries to be used for this wine. Three brand new 225 liter French oak barrels with medium toast were filled with a mix of Merlot and Syrah berries. The barrels were rolled regularly until spontaneous fermentation occurred. Cuvaison took place over approximately 50 days. 24 months matured in new French oak barrels.
Colour: Intense deep ruby. Nose: Intense flavours of black cherry, savoury nuttiness, beef dripping, dark chocolate, alluring aromas of ripe strawberry, nuances of blueberry backed with a subtle hint of forest floor and the faintist whiff of white truffle! Palate: Full bodied, intense, ripe, refined, supple tannins, long finish. Broad flavor profile with mocha, anise and nutmeg playing off each other. Highly complex, multi-layered wine with very fine tannins and a wonderful acidity.