|Produktion seit:||2003||Menge:||4 Tonnen|
|Weinmacher:||Schalk-Willem Joubert seit 2003||Flaschen:||3 000|
|Verhältnis weiss/rot:||0% / 100%|
|Aufteilung Traubensorten:||Rot 100%|
|Degustationszeiten:||Closed to public||Link:||www.epicureanwine.co.za|
Epicurean, was the brainchild of two long-time friends, corporate financier and entrepreneur Mutle Mogase, and politician Mbhazima ‘Sam’ Shilowa. Both avid wine lovers, they had decided to make their own red blend and invited their friends to join them.
From the start the four friends were hands on in the process with winemaker Schalk-Willem Joubert of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons in Franschhoek, which is owned by the group’s good friend Johan Rupert. He made his cellar and winemaker available, provided the partners were actively involved in the harvesting, blending and making of the wine.
The talented Schalk Willem Joubert has been the winemaker at Rupert & Rothschild since ist inception. He is regularly supported by renowned flying-consultant Michel Rolland
Made in the Rupert & Rothschild cellars by R&R winemaker Schalk-Willem Joubert, all the luxury boxes have been ticked. Grapes were sourced from the Stellenbosch Annandale property of Hempies du Toit with additional Merlot sourced from Durbanville and Cabernet from Darling, with 2003 the kind of maiden vintage dreamed of in wine marketing PR heaven.
Only eight barrels were made in the elegantly classic style preferred by the four partners. Natural fermentation of the grapes in stainless steel vats was followed by 25 days skin contact and then twenty months maturation in 225 litre French oak barrels (70% new, the remainder second fill) with frequent rackings.