Idun 'Trois Cailloux'
Trois Cailloux is yet another vinous exploration of the Bot-River area in the Cape South Coast, South Africa. The name comes from the selection of cultivars assembled to perfection. Syrah led with Mourvedre and Grenache playing a supporting role. The vineyards are situated on the southerly slopes, our parcels are exposed to the cool sea breezes ensuring slow and extended grape ripening. The sandstone soils induce low to moderate vigourwhich results in low yields but flavour concentration. The grapes were hand harvested and carefully sorted. Fermentation took place in open vats and each cultivar was separately matured for 12 months in third and fourth filled French oak barrels. Deep ruby red with a violet rim. Showing aromas of ripe currants, forest floor and tea leaf caressed by the spicy flavoursof white pepper and coriander. Complex concentrated fruits, medium bodied with dense but silky tannins. Drink now but will further improve in the next 2 to 3 years.