Holden Manz Wines
Holden Manz Big G 2017
The individual varieties were handpicked and sorted allowing only the best berries to be used for this wine. Selected blocks in the vineyard are allocated to be used in making the Big G. All grapes fermented wild; 10% barrel fermented in new wood. Merlot harvested 1 March 2017 and cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc harvested 28 March 2017. Matured for 20 months in 30% new 225 litre French oak barrels.
Ripe dark fruit, graphite, cassis, a subtle herbaceousness, nuances of blueberry and thyme backed with hints of cedarwood and pencil shavings.
Soft, voluptuous integrated tannins with a rich creamy cassis freshness. Silky smooth mid-palate with a finish which is full of dark fruit and long lingering flavours. Great tension!
Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot
Analysis: Alc: 15% TA: 4.9 g/l RS: 3.2 g/l Ph: 3.77