Legends of the Labyrinth Theseus 2011

Legends of the Labyrinth Theseus 2011

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Purple in colour, showing some maturation. The nose is forthcoming with blackberry, black cherry and cassis. The palate is full and juicy with soft, fine, well integrated tannins. The wine shows great depth with a long, lingering finish.

pA rich, full bodied blend which deserves the best cuts of meat, including Fillet Steak and Saddle of Lamb./p

variety : Merlot [ Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Gielie Beukes
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Veritas Awards 2013 - Silver
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 - Silver
Quest for the Best 2014 - Top Red

ageing : pDrink now or age up to 2025./p

Theseus, the mythical King of Athens who travelled widely in search of adventure was most famously known for the slaying of the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete. He was assisted by Ariadne, Dark Lady of the Labyrinth, who later married Dionysus, god of wine (Bacchus - Roman). This wine, a rich and subtle blend of five varietals, has been produced to give an intense and unforgettable experience - a true "Legend of the Labyrinth".

about the harvest: 

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

in the cellar : 

Four 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 24 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French oak barrels. Wine was stabilized and bottled in June 2014.

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