The spotted hound was a cunning little character. Whenever the butcher turned his back, the hound’s quirky nature would take over, and he would help himself to the finest cuts on offer.
This daring, exotic blend consists of Grenache Noir (24%); Mouvedre (65%); and Pinot Noir (11%). The Grenache Noir is from the Agter-Paarl and bush vine cultivated. Hand-picked at optimal ripeness from selected vineyards, also in the Agter-Paarl region, the Mouvedre grapes are specially sourced for their soft, juicy tannins and opulent fruit flavours. Our Pinot Noir comes from cool climate Elgin adding a touch of elegance to the wine.
In the cellar, the individual components spent 8 months in the finest 2nd and 3rd fill oak barrels, whereafter they were blended. The result is a wine that shows a slight saltiness on the nose with hints of soft cardamom spice. The palate is infused with red berries, Turkish delight and dried floral spice on the aftertaste.
A perfect partner for any Italian lamb dishes and meaty artisanal flatbreads.
“This unconventional blend is inspired by the dog’s cheeky chutzpah. Bright red cherry in colour and flavours of plums with an earthy minerality makes for endless enjoyment after work, at a steakhouse or around a fire. Chill it or add a block of ice, as we do in summer on the farm.”
– Winemaker’s Note