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Guardian Peak: The Wines

GP Frontier Cab Sauv NV-200wFRONTIER

Type: Red

Grape varieties used: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Western Cape

Alcohol: 14.7%

Winemaking:
The wine is fermented at 28°C (82°F) in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurr five times a day. The wines mature in second- and third-fill 300-liter French and American oak for 10 months.

Wine Notes:
COLOR
Bright ruby red
AROMA
This wine shows a beautifully complex nose, with aromas of fresh plum, subtle blueberries and an underlying lead pencil note that comes to the fore.
TASTE
The fresh red fruit and hints of ripe dark fruit flavors are backed up by the blueberries from the nose and a toasty, hazelnut character. This well integrated wine has a full mouthfeel, a rich juicy mid-palate and a fantastic, balanced finish.

GP Merlot NV-200w

MERLOT

Type: Red

Grape varieties used: 100% Merlot

Appellation: Western Cape

Alcohol: 14.3%

Winemaking:
The wine is fermented at 28°C (82°F) in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurr five times a day. The wines mature in second- and third-fill 300-liter French and American oak for 10 months.

Wine Notes:
COLOR
Lively ruby red
AROMA
Clean expressive red fruit aromas are prevalent on the nose. There are lovely undertones of fresh strawberries and subtle mocha coffee notes.
TASTE
The fresh, lingering, red fruit characteristics are well supported with soft vanilla flavors. The wine is well integrated with gentle tannins, and a soft, elegant finish.

GP Shiraz NV-200wSHIRAZ

Type: Red

Grape varieties used: 100% Shiraz

Appellation: Western Cape

Alcohol: 14.4%

Winemaking:
The wine is fermented at 28°C (82°F) in a combination of open (punch down) and closed fermentors (pump over) for 7 to 14 days. Punch downs and pump overs occurr five times a day. The wines mature in second- and third-fill 300-liter French and American oak for 10 months.

Wine Notes:
COLOR
Deep ruby red
AROMA
Delicate pomegranate notes are supported with hints of Christmas cake and mocha. There is also a beautiful black cherry and fynbos line throughout that rounds off the nose.
TASTE
The dark red fruit and mocha shows superb follow through onto the palate, with a beautiful balance between the ripe red fruit flavors and subtle earthy characteristics. This wine has a soft, creamy mid-palate, wtih a grainy yet elegant finish.

 

 

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