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 individual varieties were handpicked and sorted allowing only optimally ripe berries to be used for this wine. Selected blocks in the vineyard were identified to be used in making the Proprietors’ Blend. All grapes fermented wild; 15% barrel fermented in new wood.
In The Vineyard
Exceptional vintage! Winter ended on a relatively warm note in August, resulting in quick growth and even bud burst. A cooler spring slowed growth before warm, dry and sunny early summer conditions accelerated the harvest. Hot weather pre-harvest reduced the crop significantly however the resulting fruit was some of the best seen in recent years.
Colour: Dark red. Nose: Black cherries, hibiscus, alluring aromas of raspberry and cassis backed with hints of cedarwood and cherry pipe tobacco. Palate: Soft, voluptuous integrated tannins with a rich creamy cassis freshness. Silky smooth broad mid palate with a finish which is full of red fruits, un-crushed black peppercorns, nutmeg and long lingering flavours.