Radford Dale Black Rock Red Blend
The Black Rock Winery is part of the Good Hope empire based in the Stellenbosch, this warming Rhone blend comes from the Swartland region of the Cape, 70 miles north of Table Bay.
Good Hope has been experimenting with different sites around the Cape for a number of years and the most positive result have come from the Perdeberg Mountain area from where this red comes. Indeed, the company describes Swartland as 'South Africa's best kept viticultural secret'. The Black Rock Blend is mainly Shiraz with a splash each of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier from grapes grown in 6 parcels on the slopes of Perdeberg Mountain. The Shiraz and Grenache vines vary in age from 11 to 21 years, the Mourvèdre & Viognier 8 to 10 years and the Carignan vines are 36 years old.
A vibrant purple-red in the glass. On the nose, scents of lavender spice and blackberries. Flavours of blueberries, liquorice and green herbs with a lingering finish.