In 1918, the year Nelson Mandela was born, South African wine farmers founded KWV (Ko-operatiewe Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika). The aim was to stabilise a young, but promising, industry.
The Mentors range showcases the diversity of soils and climate in South Africa. The grapes used to craft these wines are mentored from each wines conception, through specific site selection, treatment in the vineyards, and special cellar care at the helm.
The wine was matured for 18 months in French oak barrels of which 70% was first-fill.
This intense, ruby-red wine is concentrated and leads on the nose with cranberries, floral notes and sweet spice followed by black olives and aniseed. The palate is rich and juicy with prominent fruit sweetness. The grippy structure is well integrated and delivers an intense, lasting finish.
A natural fit for rich, meat dishes, grilled steak, spicy pork, lamb, all types of game and sausage. Spicy foods pair well with Petit Verdot and it’s perfect for a myriad of different hard and semi soft cheeses