aj Calligraphy 2000
“Another year of firsts. We harvested our first Semillon in a very dry year, we were the first winery to appointed Siris Vintners as their Cape Town agent and we celebrated our first of many Club Parties.”
Assault your nose with unmistakable berry fruit meeting “wild mushrooms”, fresh “compost” and “pencil box”. Meaty flavours with “vintage liqueur chocolates”, “Christmas cake” and “there’s a hint of mocha”, “bay leaves” and “cassis”. A complex wine with full but accessible tannins and powerful fruit structure, marrying the old and new worlds.
As in becoming tradition in this blend, the Cabernet Franc component is relatively high, contributing a full spiciness to the fruit of the Merlot and Cabernet. The aging vineyards now yield firmer tannin structures marrying bold fruit and structure with elegance. 100% open fermenter, cap punched through by hand every 4 hours. Fermentation at 30 degrees to enhance cultivar flavours and colour extraction.