The Dry Land Collection ‘Joseph’s Legacy’ Red Blend

South Africa

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Joseph’s Legacy is a tribute to Perdeberg’s legendary winemaker, Joseph Huskisson, who was a visionary in his time at Perdeberg from 1956-1994. This wine was motivated by passion, tradition and the philosophy behind Dry Land Viticulture and Winemaking.

Josephs Legacy is a blend of 48% Shiraz, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 3% Mourvedre, the grapes are harvested from 32 year old vineyards in the Perderberg area. The soils are mainly decomposed granite and glenrosa. The grapes are harvested in small batches and individually fermented in open top fermenters. Selected yeasts and techniques are used during fermentation that suits each batch accordigly. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine is pumped to barrel which it undergoes secondary fermentation. Hend selected French and American oak barrels ensure the wine is matured according to the desired style.

Black pepper, cedar, biltong spice, cherry, plum and vanilla notes are all prominent on the nose. The palate is structured and bold with layered tones of cloves, spice, coriander and chocolate icing. Over time complexity will increase and aromas are expected to become spicier, leathery with hints of cigar smoke.

Pair with dishes such as flame grilled rump steak, spicy venison or beef casserole.

Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Shiraz 48%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 3%, Mourvedre 3%
ABV: 14% 
Vintage: 2013
Suitable for Vegans: Yes 
Suitable for Vegetarians:

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