Holden Manz,


Franschhoek,South Africa,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    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. The accessible and balanced red wine matured for eighteen months in French oak and is a wonderful companion to slow-cooked lamb in a tomato-herb sauce, but it is also always a good choice with favourite pasta.

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    In The Cellar
    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.

    In The Vineyard
    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.