Bellingham Big Oak Red 2013

Bellingham Big Oak Red 2013

Dark ruby of medium depth with exuberant dark berry aromas, interesting oak spice and pepper on the nose. Medium bodied and sleek on entry with succulent summer berry confit flavours brushed with dark chocolate and smoky oak evident. Smooth textured tannins support the well balanced perfectly integrated blend right through to a vibrant juicy finish with attractive fruit intensity.

Serve as an effortless social sipping wine for any occasion. Also recommended as a great match with BBQ steaks, ribs and burgers, roast lamb shank, tomato based pasta dishes or mature cheese.

variety : Shiraz [ 60% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niel Groenewald & Mario Damon
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.31 % vol  rs : 6.5 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.39 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Deliciously easy drinking for best enjoyment within the first 3 years of vintage.

The magnificent Big Oak at the Bellingham Manor house is a focal feature in the beloved garden of founding couple Bernard and FredaghPodlashuk. It was in the shade of this tree that friends and family of the ‘Pods’ gathered in celebration of life in the Franschhoek valley.

This robust blend combines stately blackcurrant fruit intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon with succulent mulberry and spice from Shiraz in a perfectly balanced blend that is smooth and juicy for easy social drinking on its own, around the fire, or at the dinner table.

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