Holden Manz Wines
Holden Manz Elysium 2016
The maiden vintage of this unique co-fermented wine is only possible due to the rare occurrence of Merlot and Syrah ripening at the same time on the Holden Manz farm in Franschhoek. The individual varietals were hand-picked on 10th March 2016 by our Cellarmaster and then hand-sorted allowing only the most optimally ripe berries to be used for this wine. Three brand new 225-liter French oak barrels with medium toast were filled with a mix of Merlot and Syrah berries. The barrels were rolled regularly until spontaneous fermentation occurred. Cuvaison took place over approximately 50 days. 24 months matured in new French oak barrels. Only 800 bottles.