The Tangram The Tangram Red Blend

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Tangram is a Chinese geometrical seven-piece puzzle which can be arranged to make various forms and pictures to tell a story. To master the Tangram, one has to look at the whole puzzle to understand and form the myriad of images to be shaped. In the end, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. At Durbanville Hills we believe that wine is an ever-expanding discovery to be shared. And as with a Tangram, our latest release red blend too has its own story to tell. The various elements unique to our cellar, landscape and winemakers, have all woven together to craft this exclusive Bordeaux-style blend.

Nose Notes

Sweet wood spice lingers beautifully with ripe dark fruit, fennel, dark chocolate and cinnamon.

Tasting Notes

Full bodied and rich with Christmas fruit cake, sweet spice and well integrated wood and soft tannins leading to a lingering aftertaste.


Maturation

The winemakers selected new French oak with a tight grain to allow for slow extraction of flavours from the wood. Each varietal was matured separately for two years after which only the best barrels of each was identified for the final blend. The winemakers spent three days creating over 100 blends, each time making the only slightest change in the composition of the blends. Their aim was to find that precise moment when the greatness of each individual component would harmonious blend together. The wine was left to mature for a further year in the bottle.