Cape Hunting Red Blend, Madach 2011


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Shiraz 42% | Pinotage 32 % | Mourvedre 18% | Grenache 8%
Analysis: Alc: 14% | R.S: 3g/l | T.A: 6g/l | Ph: 3.47

Awards & accolades

  • Silver medal  – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016
  • Top 5 - Absa Perold Top 10 Cape Blends Competition 2014

The story of this wine

Madach is the slang used over the radio and in general conversation by game rangers in South Africa’s lowveld, the area in and around the famous Kruger National Park. Painted Wolves are very rare in the Kruger Park, despite years of effort to develop a larger population here. This wine is presented in some markets as Jemma Red.

Tasting notes

A spicy and beautifully poised Cape Rhonish Blend with lively black fruit and a long energetic finish.

Food suggestions

This finessed red will partner well with modern fusion cooking. The wine is best paired with Beef or lamb dishes such as Thai style red beef curry or a nice South African lamb bobotie

The vineyard

From our pack vineyards in Paarl and the Swartland. About 50 percent of the grapes for this wine are sourced off Kasteelsig vineyard in Swartland, which is organically certified

Winemaking

The grapes were hand- picked and crushed into small open fermenters hand punched 4 to 5 times daily during fermentation and pressed when just dry.

Ageing potential

This wine will improve with a few years of bottle age.