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Legends of the Labyrinth Theseus 2016

Legends of the Labyrinth Theseus 2016

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet franc, Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon. 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.

Serving Suggestion: A rich, full bodied blend which deserves the best cuts of meat, including Fillet Steak and Saddle of Lamb.

Chef's Special: Saddle of Lamb with fresh Rosemary, roast potatoes and a selection of summer vegetables. 


variety :  [ Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : Gielie Beukes
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Theseus 2011:
Silver - Veritas Awards 2013
Silver - Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014
Top Red Quest for the Best 2014
Gold - Vitis Vinifera Awards 20

ageing : Drink now or age up to 2030

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 handpicked 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 selectedfor this wine. The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% new 300L French oak barrels. Wine was stabilized and bottled in December 2017.

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