KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2012 750ml
This expressive wine on the nose has upfront plum and sour cherry, dark chocolate with savoury nuances. The palate is rich velvety and smooth with hints of pepper spice.
The combination of these high altitude vineyards, climatic conditions and the complex, deep, granite soils produce grapes of exceptional quality. The resulting wine reflects the best of both terroirs, giving the wine its own unique personality.
This is a blend of 5 different varietals which went through a seven stage selection process. Each wine was tasted individually to determine its own unique attributes and what they would bring to the blend. Blending of the different varietals was done keeping one key idea in mind: The whole had to be the best reflection of the different varietal characters; the wine had to feel "complete" to all senses. A very typical Bordeaux style wine but with a touch of new world fruit aroma to add dimension and complexity.
Winemaking: Only the best bunches and berries were selected to craft this wine. After fermentation, only the most promising wines of each varietal were chosen to mature further in barrels. After 12 months of maturation the best wines were selected to mature for a further 4 months. This wine is truly about the best of the best selection.
Maturation: 16 months in new French oak barrels