bottle Lyra range
The inspiration for this beautifully balanced red wine comes from a small constellation of stars visible in the Northern Cape night sky, with Vega being its brightest star, and one of the brightest stars visible from earth. A blend of Shiraz and Petit Verdot, this wine is a deep purple colour and exudes aromas of blackcurrant and liquorice, intertwined with soft vanilla tones obtained from complex oaking. This well-structured wine spent 19 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels. The end result is a wine with fine tannins supported by a fresh core. A truly fruit driven wine for the ultimate wine enthusiast!
The Shiraz component (80%) comes from a special Shiraz vineyard called ‘Berg Shiraz’ (Mount Shiraz). The vineyard derives its name due to being planted next to a rocky rise and the vineyard rows stretch some way up the lower part of the mountain. This vineyard is vinified in two lots and this produces a fresher style wine as well as a fuller riper component. The Petit Verdot (20%) is harvested at relatively ripe levels to obtain soft and fruity tannins that enhance the mouthfeel in the final wine. Both the Shiraz and Petit Verdot are fermented at relatively cool (23-25°C) temperatures to maintain the fruit profile. Only free run juice is transferred to new and second fill barrels where maturation takes place for 19 months before blending and bottling.