Ormonde Private Cellar is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of a ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks, forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic Ocean while banks of fog roll to the foot of the hills, blessing the vineyard with coolness and moisture.
With red wines it is always important to pick the grapes when they are phonologically ripe. This is a very elusive phase and involves having the pips turn brown, the berries being a deep red colour and the palate displaying no green tannins.
DESCRIPTION: This wine has an extreme bouquet of cherry, pepper and blueberries, reflecting the cool climate of Darling. Dry land farming leads to very small berries and the intense deep colour of the wine.
STYLE: Dry Red Wine