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A knock out red, big bold flavours are out to impress, enjoy a glass with friends or with a hearty meal.

 

HARVEST

The 2013 harvest exceeded expectations in terms of volume and quality. Although the crop was harvested later than usual and over a short time, the cold, wet winter created ideal weather conditions during the flowering and berry set period. Moderate weather conditions during this harvest season contributed to the size and quality of this year’s harvest. 2012/13 was a particularly healthy year from a disease perspective.

 

COLOUR        

Ruby red.

 

NOSE

Alluring aromas of black cherries, dark and red plums, nuances of vanilla pod and liquorice backed with hints of cedar wood and pencil shavings.

 

PALATE

Elegant yet full bodied with a firm, balanced tannin structure backed by a well layered dark fruit finish with hints of dark cherries and chocolate. Mid palate is full of dark fruit with long lingering flavours.  

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc

Analysis:  Alc: 15 % TA: 6.1 g/l RS: 3.0 g/l Ph: 3.6

 

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

The individual varieties were handpicked and sorted allowing only the best berries to be used for this wine. Selected blocks in the vineyard were allocated to be used in making the Big G. The separate batches underwent malolactic fermentation in 30% new and 70% old French oak barrels after which the wines were aged for a further 18 months in the same barrels. After a total of 23 months of ageing, only barrels with a certain level of quality were selected. The result, a full bodied, structured and balanced Bordeaux Blend.

Holden Manz Big G 2013

HK$798.00Price
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