Legends of the Labyrinth The Minotaur 2008

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A Cape blend of Pinotage, Malbec, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Dark purple in colour with dark cherry, blackberry and truffle. The palate is medium to full bodied with a generous persistent finish.

pAt home with red meat, rich sauces and particularly with game./p

variety : Pinotage | A Cape blend of Pinotage, Malbec, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
winemaker : Gielie Beukes
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.2 g/l  pH : 3.8  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


2008 Vintage: Silver Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010
2008 Vintage: 89 Points Parker Points
2007 Vintage: Gold Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009
2007 Vintage: Double Gold Veritas Awards 2009

The Minotaur - a creature half man, half bull was the product of forbidden love between Pasiphae and Poseidon. Banished to the Labyrinth by King Minos for terrorising the Cretans, he was eventually killed by Theseus, the Athenian Hero.

in the vineyard : 

The wine was produced from hand picked grapes from our premier vineyards.

in the cellar : 

LeLFour pump overs were done per day, adding to colour, richness and tannins. The different grape varietals were fermented separately with extended maceration on skins after fermentation. Only the best barrels were selected for this wine. The wine was aged for 14 months in 60% new and 40% second fill 225L French oak barrels. Wine was stabilized and bottled in November 2009.

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