Matilda's Secret Red 2013

This blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Viognier shows aromas of dried herbs, cured meat, black and white pepper on the nose. Displaying typical characters of a cool climate, maritime style Shiraz. The elegant sweet fruit on the palate are complemented by the well-integrated tannin structure and a smooth lingering finish.

Matilda’s Secret would complement any meat dish, especially grilled prime steak or prime rib.This wine can also be enjoyed with veal, pastawith creamy sauces and pesto. This Shiraz is areal food wine. Serve at room temperature inwinter and slightly cooler in summer.

variety : Shiraz | Shiraz, Grenache, Voignier
winemaker : Kevin Grant & Johann Fourie
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.62 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 6.78 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
in the vineyard : Soils: The different soil types originate from weathered Bokkeveld shale with areas of iron rich ‘ferricreet’ cobblestones being found in between. The soils have some of the highest calcium content in South African vineyards, after the addition of lime and gypsum during soil preparation. The use of straw bales for mulching and the establishment of cover crops have doubled the original organic content of the top soil. The clay soils have a natural high soil water retention capacity, which facilitates the limited use of supplementary water irrigation from fresh mountain water.

Viticultural: Benguela Cove’s annual rainfall of 570 mm is one of the lowest in Walker Bay which means the vineyards are less prone to fungal diseases, which in combination with windy conditions and automatic weather data predictions promote the minimum use of anti-fungal sprays.

in the cellar : Is a Rhone style blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Voignier and shows aromas of dried herbs, cured meat, black and white pepper on the nose.

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