The single vineyard was hand-harvested over a period of four days. Harvest began in the early morning and stopped before the temperatures reached 28 °C. Bunches of grapes were destemmed,gently crushed, and hand-sorted. A seven-day cold-soak was done to extract colour before fermentation,commenced. An isolated yeast culture from Bordeaux was added and a warm short fermentation was done with daily pump-overs and two rack-and-returns. Following fermentation the wine was left on the skins for a week for the tannins to polymerise. A light pressing was done after which the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks .Ageing took place medium and light toast French oak barrels .The wine was bottled with a light filtration and kept in bottle for 12 months before release.
The wine is opaque in the centre with a translucent licorice rim. It offers blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of graphite and tobacco leaf on the nose, all combining to promise a mouthful of power. The full-bodied palate has an opulent texture and a wealth of fruit—that will leave you clambering to pinpoint each one. Complex layers peel off as you sip; expect savoury notes of roasted meats and fynbos to fresh violets, coffee as well as a mineral element. The Blue Lady 2015 offers intensity and purity; with a balanced symmetry that is pure poetry. View the detailed tasting notes here.
Alcohol: 14% | RS: 3.2g/l | pH: 3.60 | TA: 5.9g/l