NOSE - Ripe dark fruit, graphite, cassis, a subtle herbaceousness, nuances of blueberry and thyme backed with hints of cedarwood and pencil shavings.
PALATE - Soft, voluptuous integrated tannins with a rich creamy cassis freshness. Silky smooth mid-palate with a finish which is full of dark fruit and long lingering flavours. Great tension!
Holden Manz's style is to emulate the classic French approach to making winemaking whilst not losing the origins of their South African heritage. The wines are produced in three ranges; the premium avant garde selection which includes the multi-award winning Bordeaux style blend The Big G, a Port style wines called Good Sport, a French Oak barrel fermented Chardonnay using grapes form Elgin and a spicy Bordeaux style blend called Visionnaire; the Contemporary range including the single varietals Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and the Modern range consisting of the Provence style Rosé and the Syrah, Merlot, cab blend called Vernissage.