This Cabernet Sauvignon contains 13% Petit Verdot, and is a full-bodied wine with hints of minty characters, cigar box and lots of dark fruits. Bold palate with chewy tannins. The drought improved grape concentration and flavors. 16 months in 225L barrels of used oak. Handpicked, distemmed, crushed, no extended skin contact, malolactic fermentation in barrels,
Ntsiki grew up in Mahlabathini, a rural village in Kwazulu Natal, and matriculated from high school in 1996. Having spent a year as a domestic worker, she was awarded a scholarship to study winemaking in 1999. She graduated in 2003 with a BSc in Agriculture (Viticulture and Oenology) at Stellenbosch University and joined boutique winery Stellekaya Wines the following year.
Ntsiki’s ambition to create her own wines grew following a collaboration with Californian winemaker, Helen Kiplinger, as part of Mika Bulmash’s Wine for the World initiative. In addition, she has consulted in France, making wine under Winemakers Collection in Bordeaux.