Black Elephant Vintners

Nicholas Red 2014

£18.00
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  • Nicholas Red 2014 - Red Squirrel Wine

Black Elephant Vintners

Nicholas Red 2014

£18.00
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Black Elephant Vintners is a brilliant small company begun only a few years ago by Kevin Swart ("black") and Raymond Ndlovu ("elephant"), along with winemaker Jacques Wentzel, in part to promote the fantastic fruit of the sublime Franschhoek valley. This multifarious blend is hand-picked from five vineyards around the valley, and named for one of founder Kevin's two sons. It's naturally fermented, around one-fifth whole-bunch, no chemical additives and very little added sulphur. Wine goes through an old basket press before two years' maturation in a mixture of barrel sizes. It's intensely dark, with bright fruit (red cherries, raspberries), dried herbs and black pepper, some liquorice and hints of fynbos. Serve a little chilled as the ultimate braai wine. The guys at Black Elephant recommend decanting in its first five years.
 

 Origin

Franschhoek | SOUTH AFRICA

Grapes
Syrah 64%Mourvèdre 14%Carignan 14%Petite Sirah 5%Grenache 3%

12 bottle(s) available for next day delivery*

*If you need a bigger quantity and can wait a little bit longer please contact us and we shall do our utmost to squirrel out some extra bottles for you as soon as we can.