The Drift Bonfire Hill Red
VARIETY:Shiraz 36% Cinsault 32% Pinotage 32%
Breedekloof (78%), Goudini (18%) & Overberg (4%)
Harvested at 24.5oB. Fermentation in Stainless Steel tank. Cold soaking for 2 days, fermentation lasted 4 to 5 days , fermenting at 250C. Malolactic fermentation and aging in Stainless Steel tanks. Cinsaut is unoaked and Pinotage and Shiraz was aged on 70% French and 30% American oak chips.
An intriguing, inviting blend of red summer fruits, spring fynbos flowers, Indian spice and just a hint of toasty oak on the nose. The palate is surprisingly decadent, rich, with almost creamy tannins. You’ll find raspberries, blackberries, ripe plum and a hint of pepper, spice and leather on the palate. It is balanced, with just the tiniest prod of refreshing, salty acid, like a playful poke of Neptune’s trident.