About the Wine
Initially released in 2010 the Marvelous wines are freshly styled wines from the incredible diversity of vineyards across the Western Cape. Their winemaking approach relies on the use of minimal intervention, rather focussing on identifying unique vineyard sites and striving to harvest as early in the season as possible in pursuit of naturally balanced wines. Marvelous Wines celebrate the spirit of wonder that has accompanied wine throughout the ages. The selection of wine to accompany a special occasion has the ability to turn an average experience into something great. (Don’t settle for ordinary, chose to be Marvelous!).
2015 was an exceptional year in South Africa for both red and white wines. The 2015 Marvelous Blue draws inspiration from the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, with Cabernet Franc from Elgin and Stellenbosch and Merlot from Elgin taking the lead in the 2015 blend.
Tasting notes: It’s a deeply colored wine that retains a bright, vital appearance. Cool aromas of blueberries, cassis and moist pipe tobacco shine bright supported by an invigorating notes of cedar. The finely structured palate, with its thread of acidity displays herbal and juicy notes. The savory notes of forest floor are offset by a dense, sweet-fruited appeal and an almost balsamic reduction creating a penetrating, lifted finish.