The grape varietals were handpicked separately at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Subsequent processing, fermentation and maturation was also carried out individually for each varietal. Upon crushing, a temperature of 10 °C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days for optimum color and flavor extraction. Upon fermentation, color and character is allowed to develop for a further period of 3 weeks before the wine is transferred to 100% new French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of new French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavors and extract tannin from the oak. Being our flagship red, much care and attention is taken in selecting the finest barrels containing maximum flavor and character.
An intense, vibrant red demonstrating aromas of blackberries, mint and herbs with some floral notes. The flavour profile is powerful and complex, featuring dark fruits, ripe cherry and subtle smokiness. Initially intense, flavors soften exquisitely to leave a pleasant aftertaste. The wine is still a little complex and would benefit from maturation to express its best flavour. Ageing potential 5 to 10 years.
Our Floreal is made for special occasions. Easily enjoyed alone, this is the perfect wine for big flavours. We recommend beef or game such as venison.
Decanter Silver Medal
Gold Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010
We started the Marianne Wine Club in 2014 to reward loyal clientele and to build on friendships formed at the estate. Our club members are our ambassadors and it has been hugely gratifying to see it grow, and to see familiar faces coming back to the farm and attending our events and affiliated shows across South Africa.Read more