An intense, vibrant red demonstrating aromas of blackberries, mint and herbs with some floral notes. The flavour profile is powerful and complex, featuring dark fruits, ripe cherry and subtle smokiness. Initially intense, flavors soften exquisitely to leave a pleasant aftertaste. The wine is still a little complex and would benefit from maturation to express its best flavour. Ageing potential 5 to 10 years.
The grape varietals were handpicked separately at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Subsequent processing, fermentation and maturation was also carried out individually for each varietal. Upon crushing , a temperature of 10 °C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days for optimum color and flavor extraction. Upon fermentation, color and character is allowed to develop for a further period of 3 weeks before the wine is transferred to 100% new French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of new French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavors and extract tannin from the oak. Being our flagship red, much care and attention is taken in selecting the finest barrels containing maximum flavor and character.
Marianne Wine Estate presents rich, nuanced food wines with exemplary aging potential, making them suitable for wine collectors. The wines are also prepared to display full fruit and tightly integrated tannins upon a vintage's initial release. This careful balance ensures a fantastic drinking experience immediately, and a wine that will improve with age in the bottle for at least the next ten years.
Our Floreal is made for special occasions. Easily enjoyed alone, this is the perfect wine for big flavours. We recommend beef or game such as venison.